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Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, North Bergen Tunnel, Through Bergen Hill from Prospect Street at Ogden , Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ



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Item Title


Location
Through Bergen Hill from Prospect Street at Ogden, Jersey City, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-136
Building/structure dates: 18737 initial construction
Significance: The North Bergen Tunnel is significant for its role in the development and expansion of the D.L&W. Railroad system. The tunnel was one of the first major construction projects undertaken after the D.L.&W. acquired control of the Morris & Essex Railroad.

Subjects
Railroad Tracks
Railroad Cuts
Railroad Tunnels


Related Names
Lackwanna &Western Railroads, Delaware
Archbald, James
Rockwell, Samuel
McAndrew, John


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
General view showing the east portal of the North Bergen Tunnel in context, with the South Bergen Tunnel to the left, looking west
General view from railroad bridge over Conrail tracks showing the west portal of the North Bergen Tunnel in context, with the South Bergen Tunnel to the right, looking east
East portal, looking west
West portal, looking east
East-facing portals within Open Cut No. 1 (South Bergen Tunnel [see HAER No. NJ-137] on left, North Bergen Tunnel on right), from the North Bergen Tunnel tracks, looking east
West-facing portals within Open Cut No. 1 (South Bergen Tunnel [see HAER No. NJ-137] on left, North Bergen Tunnel on right), from the North Bergen Tunnel tracks, looking west
East-facing portal of North Bergen Tunnel within Open Cut No. 2 (see HAER No. NJ-137-7, South Bergen Tunnel, for Open Cut No. 2 context), looking west
West-facing portal of North Bergen Tunnel within Open Cut No. 2 (see HAER No. NJ-137-7, South Bergen Tunnel, for Open Cut No. 2 context), looking east
Detail of east portal cut stone, dressed voussoirs, stone sidewalls, and brick arch, looking southwest
Detail of east portal coping and plaque above keystone, looking west
View from within tunnel looking out the east portal, showing the transition from trap rock to stone sidewalls and brick arch, looking east
Detail within tunnel near east portal, showing the transition from stone sidewalls and brick arch to trap rock, looking south
General view of shaft No. 1 in context, looking northeast
Shaft No. 1, looking southeast
General view of Shaft No. 2 in context, looking southwest
Shaft No. 2, looking northeast
Open Cut No. 1, looking east
Detail of Open Cut No. 1 wall and contemporary cast-iron and concrete fence, looking east
Shaft No. 3 with Open Cut No. 1 in background looking southeast
Shaft No. 3, looking east
General view of Shaft No, 4 in context, looking southeast
General view of Shaft No. 4 in context, with reservoir in background, looking northwest
Open Cut No. 2, looking southeast
Shaft No. 5, looking south
Shaft No. 5, looking northeast
"D.L.&W.R.R. New Bergen Tunnel...Detail of Open Cut Masonry" Plan Sheet. Revised December 22, 1906. On file at New Jersey Transit Corporation Headquarters, Newark, New Jersey
"D.L.&W.R.R. New Bergen Tunnel...Detail of Portal Masonry" Plan Sheet. Revised December 22, 1906. On file at New Jersey Transit Corporation Headquarters, Newark, New Jersey


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