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Property Name Strimple's Mill Road Bridge over Lockatong Creek
Reference Number 16000693
State NJ
County Hunterdon
Town Delaware Township
Street Address Strimple's Mill Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey MPS
Status Listed 10/4/2016
Areas of Significance Engineering
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000693.pdf
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"The Strimples Mill Road Bridge over Lockatong Creek is significant at the local level under National Register of Historic Places Criterion C in the area of engineering. The bridge is a well preserved example of single span, Pratt through truss bridge constructed by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. This company was one of the most prolific late-19th century bridge fabricating concerns in the country. Additionally, the bridge exhibits unusual details, including the "crow's foot" vertical hanger detail and the "reversed" vertical hangers. The Strimple's Mill Road Bridge meets the registration requirements established by the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) for the metal truss bridges of Delaware Township. The bridge was constructed within the period of significance, retains the appearance of and fully functions as a truss bridge, is an exceptionally complete example of its type, and retains its original truss members, pin connections, and decorative features. The truss members are structural and not merely decorative, the abutments and wing walls are original, and neither the width nor height of the bridge has been altered. "

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Bridges of Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey MPS

 

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