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PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD BRIDGE

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  • Trenton, NJ
  • Artwork Creator: William H. Brown, designer, with W. A. Pratt and James F. Cullen, assisting engineers
  • Hours: Any
  • Access: Open to public
  • Sponsor/Project: n/a
  • Project Date: 1901-1903

“Among the stone arch bridges constructed across the Delaware River . . . was the eighteen-span, 1,080-foot-long Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge at Trenton, built of Clearfield sandstone between 1901 and 1903. William H. Brown, the chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, designed it, with W.A. Pratt and James F. Cullen, assisting engineers. (A plaque on the bridge indicates an apparent completion date of 1902 and lists Brown, Pratt, and Cullen as well as Chas. A. Sims & Co., contractors) . . . According to the application for its listing in the inventory of the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge was among those built by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of ‘the most ambitious stone masonry bridge building program in the United States.’” – Steven Richman, The Bridges of New Jersey

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