RECORD GROUP: Other County Records
RECORD SERIES #: 9200
SERIES: Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering: Bridges
DATES: 1940-1988 (circa)
VOLUME: 9 cubic feet, stored in 3 Remington Rand Kardex cabinets
There are more than 980 bridges in Monmouth County of the 6,557 bridges in New Jersey. The Monmouth County Department of Public Works & Engineering in the Division of Engineering & Traffic Safety is responsible for the planning, analysis, design, construction and maintenance of all Monmouth County bridges, except as noted below. One of the longest bridges in Monmouth County is bascule Bridge No. S031, also called Oceanic Bridge, 2,712 feet, crossing the Navesink River in the Shrewsbury Sector on Bingham Avenue (CR8A) in Rumson.
Monmouth County bridges on State highways (Rtes. 9, 18, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 70, 71, 79, 138, I-195 and Garden State Parkway) are maintained by the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation and are not included in this record series.
There is a separate specification record for each individual bridge. Record cards are folded and stored in metal cabinets. An index shows the following fields: bridge number; road; route number; locality; bridge sector; waterway; bridge type; superstructure; abutments; span; design; length; clearance height; width between curbs; number and width of walkways; and wheel guards. The Specification record cards hold more information such as bridge surface, bridge condition, depth of water, name of inspector, and last inspection date. Most records contain one or more 4 x 4 inch black-and-white photographs of the bridge. Some bridge records include bridge condition at the time the record was made or updated, and some include the year the bridge was built or rebuilt. Another card logs the maintenance record for each bridge, from 1946-1988.
Abbreviations used in the Superstructure column include:
CIP – cast iron pipe
CMP – corrugated metal pipe
CMPA – corrugated metal pipe arch
ECMP – elliptical corrugated metal pipe
ERCP – elliptical reinforced concrete pipe
RCP – reinforced concrete pipe.
Bridge records in this collection are arranged by bridge number. The records are housed in three metal Kardex Record storage cabinets, each with 16 slide-out drawers holding 67 record pockets. The series begins with Bridge Record No. A001 and ends with W058.
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
|Specifications A001 – MS068|
|Specifications MS068 – W057|
|Maintenance Records A001 – W058|