RECORD GROUP: Special Collections
RECORD SERIES #: 9001
SERIES: HAER: Shrewsbury River Bridge Report and Photographs
VOLUME: One cubic foot
The report was transferred to the Monmouth County Archives in April 2010 by Karen Moench, Chief Librarian, Monmouth County Library (Accession 2010-06).
The text of the report provides a detailed description and history of the bridge, which was built in 1932-1933 by contractors for the New Jersey State Highway Department. Those most responsible for the bridge included the engineering firm of Waddell and Hardesty; Thomas P. Weston, Jr., Civil Engineer; Charles Francis Bedwell, Chief Construction Engineer; Morris Goodkind, Chief Bridge Engineer; Jacob Louis Bauer, State Highway Engineer; Seeds and Derham, concrete contractor; American Bridge Company, contractor; Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, contractor; Pure Carbonic, Inc., contractor; and United States Industrial Alcohol Company, contractor. Tucher then considers the bridge’s possible connection to the Mueller Mosaic Company of Trenton, which is cited in the bridge plans as designer but whose role could not be verified.
After end notes, maps, and bibliography, the report provides a list of the sixty photographs. In addition to views made in 2006, the photographs include copies of historic photographs made ca. 1895, ca. 1900, and ca. 1932-1935.
April 12, 2010
\HAER Shrewsbury Bridge Report