Solitude Falls

Solitude Falls (HM1Q8W)

Location: High Bridge, NJ 08829 Hunterdon County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 40.528', W 74° 53.229'

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Lake Solitude Dam (also known as the Taylor Dam) was constructed in 1858 across the South Branch of the Raritan River to provide hydro-power and hydro-electric power to Taylor Iron and Steel Company.

The original falls structure (spillway) was referred to as a "crib" dam. This crib dam was replaced in 1909 with the current spillway structure which is 175 feet wide and 40 feet tall and is known as a stone buttress dam.

The dam structure designed by NJ Engineer Col. Frank Tainter is the earliest example of a steel reinforced dam and the last remaining example of a buttress dam in the state of New Jersey.
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HM NumberHM1Q8W
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Date Added Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 9:04am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 509537 N 4502737
Decimal Degrees40.67546667, -74.88715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.528', W 74° 53.229'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 31.68" N, 74° 53' 13.74" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Columbia Trail, High Bridge NJ 08829, US
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