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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1947 Lumberville-Raven Rock (Bulls Island)
Lumberville, Pennsylvania and Bulls Island State Park, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:204
Structurae ID:0004765
O'Donnell ID:39
Coordinates:N 40.407017 W 75.038183
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, BONJ, SSB
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:5
Notes
  • SSB has an old picture of the bridge from a "Roebling publication". The original caption inside the picture says: "Practical application of Roebling Bridge research is the Lumberville footbridge which spans the Delaware River about twenty miles above Trenton. Pictured below, it utilizes four slabs of Roebling prestressed concrete and the Roebling-developed cable stiffening principle for the first time in the Western Hemisphere." and the authors of SSB go on to describe it asa "two-hinged braced cable suspension footbridge."
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg

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