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Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ



B&W Photos

HB824682
Aerial View Of The Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge, Looking South

HB824683
Aerial View Of The Vertical Lift Bridge From The Southeast

HB824684
As Above

HB824685
Aerial Close Up View Of The Vertical Lift Bridge Looking Southwest

HB824686
Aerial View Of The Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge Looking Northeast

HB824687
Aerial View Of The Bridge Looking East

HB824688
Aerial Detail Of The Central Span (movable Portion) Of The Bridge From The West

HB824689
Aerial View Of The Central Span Looking To The Southeast

HB824690
Aerial View Of The Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge From The Northwest

HB824691
Aerial View Of The Central Span Looking To The Southeast


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-42
Building/structure dates: 1920
Significance: This structure is one of a series of bridges constructed in the early twentieth century to carry railroad lines through northern New Jersey towards New York City. It is a vertical lift bridge, resting on concrete piers, built so that water-borne commerce along the Hackensack River would not be impeded by the railroad line. This is a good example of the movable bridge technology developed by American engineers in the early twentieth century.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Vertical Lift Bridges
Railroad Industry


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW OF THE ERIE & LACKAWANNA RAILROAD VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
2. AERIAL VIEW OF THE VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE FROM THE SOUTHEAST. OTHER BRIDGES SHOWN ARE (IN ORDER OF RECESSION) THE NEWARK TURNPIKE, THE CONRAIL BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-43) THE PATH TRANSIT BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-44), THE PULASKI SKYWAY (HAER No. NJ-34), AND THE NEWARK BAY BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-37)
3. AS ABOVE
4. AERIAL CLOSE UP VIEW OF THE VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. AERIAL VIEW OF THE ERIE & LACKAWANNA RAILROAD BRIDGE LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. AERIAL VIEW OF THE BRIDGE LOOKING EAST
7. AERIAL DETAIL OF THE CENTRAL SPAN (MOVABLE PORTION) OF THE BRIDGE FROM THE WEST
8. AERIAL VIEW OF THE CENTRAL SPAN LOOKING TO THE SOUTHEAST
9. AERIAL VIEW OF THE ERIE & LACKAWANNA RAILROAD BRIDGE FROM THE NORTHWEST
10. AERIAL VIEW OF THE CENTRAL SPAN LOOKING TO THE SOUTHEAST


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