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Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, South Bergen Tunnel, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ



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Item Title


Location
South Bergen Tunnel, Jersey City, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-137
Building/structure dates: 19081911 initial construction
Significance: The South Bergen Tunnel is technologically significant for its innovative concrete technology and is historically significant because it reflected the dramatic increase in railroad freight operations on the D.L.&W. Railroad by the opening of the twentieth century.

Subjects
Streetscapes
Floor Plans
Advertisements (photocopies)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
General View showing the east portal of the South Bergen Tunnel in context, with North Bergen Tunnel to right, looking west
General view from railroad bridge over Conrail tracks showing the west portal of the South Bergen Tunnel in context, with the Conrail tunnel below and to the right, looking east
East portal, looking west
West portal, looking east
East-facing portal of South Bergen Tunnel within Open Cut No. 1 ( see HAER No. NJ-136-5. North Bergen Tunnel, for Open Cut No. 1 context), looking west
West-facing portal of South Bergen Tunnel within Open Cut No. 1 ( see HAER No. NJ-136-5. North Bergen Tunnel, for Open Cut No. 1 context), looking east
East-facing portals within Open Cut No. 2 (South Bergen Tunnel on left, North Bergen Tunnel [see HAER No. NJ-136] on right), from the South Bergen Tunnel tracks, looking west
West-facing portals within Open Cut No. 2 (South Bergen Tunnel on right, North Bergen Tunnel [ see HAER No. NJ-136]) on left), from within the opposite portal of the South Bergen Tunnel, looking east
Detail of east portal concrete, scored voussoirs, and concrete sidewalls and arch, looking southwest
Detail of east portal concrete pier, with "D.L.& W. 1908" incised in its face, looking west
General view of Shaft No. 1 in context, looking east
Shaft No. 1 looking northwest
Open Cut No. 1, looking east
General view of Shaft No. 3 in context, looking northwest
Open Cut No. 2, looking east
General view of Shaft No. 3 in context, looking northwest
Shaft No. 3, looking south
"D.L.&W. R.R. Profile for New Tunnel Through Bergen Hill" Plan Sheet. December 1, 1905. On file at New Jersey Transit Corporation Headquarters, Newark, New Jersey
"D.L.&W. R.R. New Bergen Tunnel...Details of Shaft..." Plan Sheet. October 30, 1908. On file at New Jersey Transit Corporation Headquarters, Newark, New Jersey
"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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