Inventory: Lists | Log | References | Condensed | Search

This is a list of all 14 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Delaware River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1848 Delaware Aqueduct (Roebling Aqueduct)
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania and Minisink Ford, New York, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:30
Structurae ID:0000260
O'Donnell ID:21
Coordinates:N 41.48262 W 74.98461
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BDR, BOB, BPL, GBD, LAB, LACE, RDH, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Aqueduct and Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:3 x 131f, 142f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Andy Warren Photo courtesy National Park Service Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1855 Shohola (Barryville-Shohola, Shohola-Barryville)
Barryville, New York and Shohola, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:41
References:BDR, SHO
Principals:Chauncy Thomas, John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular
Status:Dismantled, 1941
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • BDR: Built 1856, severely damaged 1859, rebuilt, collapsed Jan. 1st 1865, rebuilt 1866. Dale writes: "A respected historian, John Willard Johnston, who knew Chauncey Thomas personally and visited the area during his ownership of the toll bridge, insisted that Thomas, as the builder, was grossly incompetent."
  • Originally constructed with one main span, the center pier was added during the 1866 reconstruction.
  • Don Sayenga's research leads him to conclude the bridge was completed in the fall of 1855. He notes an article from the Pike County Democrat (June 21, 1872) stating the bridge was completed in 1855. The article also notes the 1859 collapse occurred on July 2, 1859. Don's interest in this bridge is piqued by the connection to John Roebling, "...this bridge seems to be the only John Roebling bridge that failed in service..." Roebling prepared plans, for the original bridge, for Chauncy Thomas (who, by Dale's account was inexperienced).
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1869 Lordville
Lordville, New York and Equinunk, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:71
References:BDR, BOL, PTS2
Principals:E.F. Farrington
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Destroyed, 1903
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1870 Chehocton
Hancock, New York and Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:284
Principals:E.F. Farrington, John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1937
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~475f
Notes
  • Replaced 1937.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1870 Pond Eddy-Lumberland (Decker's)
Pond Eddy and Lumberland, New York, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:297
References:BDR
Principals:James D. Decker
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Deck width:12f
1872 Barrett
Port Jervis, New York and Matamoras, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:76
References:BDR
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, October 11, 1903
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • BDR: Destroyed by ice March 17, 1875, rebuilt, destroyed by flood October 11, 1903.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1890 Kellams (Little Equinunk)
Kellams, New York and Stalker, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:97
Structurae ID:0008257
O'Donnell ID:20
Coordinates:N 41.82333 W 75.11333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, HHP, PTS2
Principals:David Kellam
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, October, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:384f
Notes
  • BDR: Completed 1889. BDR also states the bridge underwent "major repairs" in 1936 including replacement of the wooden deck with a steel deck. I suspect the entire bridge was replaced at this time. Older photos of the bridge show wooden towers, a wooden deck, and a completely different cable arrangement.
  • Damaged by floodwaters June, 2006. Repaired October, 2006.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1904 Lordville-Equinunk
Lordville, New York and Equinunk, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:112
Structurae ID:0008003
Coordinates:N 41.867745 W 75.213789
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, BOL, BPL, HHP
Principals:Owego Bridge Company
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Demolished, 1986
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:347f
Side span:56f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1904 Riegelsville
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania and Riegelsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:113
Structurae ID:0005820
O'Donnell ID:40
Coordinates:N 40.59427 W 75.19062
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, BPL, SSS
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co., S. A. Cooney
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1926 Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia-Camden)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:145
Structurae ID:0000531
O'Donnell ID:403 (more: 403)
Coordinates:N 39.95333 W 75.135
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, BFL, BONJ, BPL, DRB, GBD, PTL, PTS2, USS
Principals:Modjeski, Webster, Ball, Moiseff
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway, subway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,750f
Side spans:2 x 719.5f
Deck width:125.5f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
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
1951 Delaware Memorial I
New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:207
Structurae ID:0000511
O'Donnell ID:359 (more: 359)
Coordinates:N 39.68874 W 75.51860
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ, BPL, CTD, GBD
Principals:Homer R. Seely, Enoch R. Needles, Othmar Ammann, et. al.
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,150f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:70f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1957 Walt Whitman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:211
Structurae ID:0000566
O'Donnell ID:593 (more: 593)
Coordinates:N 39.905 W 75.13
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BFL
Principals:Othmar Ammann
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:610m
Side spans:2 x 234.7m
Deck width:83f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1968 Delaware Memorial II
New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville, New Jersey, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:224
Structurae ID:0000557
O'Donnell ID:360 (more: 360)
Coordinates:N 39.68874 W 75.51860
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BONJ, CTD, GBD
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,150f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:70f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg

Do you have any information or photos for these bridges that you would like to share? Please email aspan@bridgemeister.com.

Mail | Facebook | Twitter