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Stanley Terrace

Bridge: Stanley Terrace

Stanley Terrace Bridge, center. Aerial view. 1961. Courtesy of the Union Township Historical Society.

Wm. Wyer & Co.
Report on Rahway Valley Railroad
August 1944

Over Stanley Terrace. One span thru plate girder bridge for one track. Girder 47'-2" long. Underclearance 10'-0". (Following painted on sides of bridge - "Low Clearance - 10 feet.") Condition good.
Ah. The elusive, or not so elusive, bridge over Stanley Terrace (RVL MP 2.15) on the Rahway Valley Line in Union. While many nearby residents remember the bridge, and even walking across it, any good photos of the bridge have yet to surface. The above aerial image will have to suffice. The Stanley Terrace bridge was constructed sometime between 1914 and 1918 as part of the three mile long Rahway Valley Line (also known as the Maplewood Branch) between Union and Maplewood. The bridge was of the thru-plate girder type and was open underneath. The bridge also had a very low clearance underneath, only ten feet, the lowest on the entire Rahway Valley Railroad. The Rahway Valley Line into Maplewood was abandoned in 1971 and  was later completely severed by the construction of Interstate 78 through the area. The Stanley Terrace bridge, unused and abandoned, was razed during this time.


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