Built in 1879 for the Hibernia Mine Railroad, and used as a railroad bridge for fifteen years, the structure has now been incorporated as part of Somerset County's Raritan River Greenway, and is in use as a pedestrian bridge over the Raritan Water Power Canal.

A Brief History

The span also has a connection to Hillsborough Township history. In 1894, The Central Railroad of New Jersey bought the bridge and moved it from Morris County to Hillsborough - but not for use by their trains. The bridge was used to carry carriages - and eventually horseless carriages - on Mill Lane over the tracks of the CNJ's South Branch Railroad as part of a grade-separation project.

Description borrowed from www.mycentraljersey.com

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Listing Center: Latitude: 40.5606
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.6474
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Hibernia Mine Railroad Bridge
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