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Route 1 Extension, Structure No. 0703-161, Spanning Conrail-Newark & New York Industrial tracks, Richards Lane, & Hawkins Street at Routes 1 & 9 Southbound, Newark, Essex County, NJ

Route 1 Extension, Structure No. 0703-161, Spanning Conrail-Newark & New York Industrial tracks, Richards Lane, & Hawkins Street at Routes 1 & 9 Southbound, Newark, Essex County, NJ

 
 
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Significance: This Pratt (Parker) Truss Bridge is part of the Route 1 Extension, an early example of planned, limited access, road construction built to carry high speed automobile and heavy commercial traffic. Designed and constructed from 1924 through 1932, it was one of the first highways in the nation and the first in New Jersey to be planned and laid out according to any rational economic process or formulae, and was regarded by the engineers of the period as a model in its day.
Survey number: HAER NJ-82

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Newark (N.J.)40.73566, -74.17237
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Library of Congress
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