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Path Transit System Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ



B&W Photos

HB824711
Aerial View Of The Path Transit System Bridge, Looking Northeast

HB824712
Aerial View Of The Vertical Lift Bridges Spanning The Hackensack River, Looking Northeast

HB824713
Aerial View To The East Of The Path Transit System Bridge Over The Hackensack River

HB824714
Aerial 'barrel' Shot Of The Path Transit System Bridge, Looking Southeast Towards Jersey City

HB824715
Aerial View Of The Path Transit System Bridge Looking Southeast

HB824716
Aerial View Of The Path Transit System Bridge Looking 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-44
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
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 skewed vertical lift bridge, built so that water borne commerce along the Hackensack River would not be impeded by the railroad line. One of the approach spans is a Pratt through truss with inclined end-posts. This is a good example of movable bridge technology developed by American engineers in the early twentieth century.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Vertical Lift Bridges
Bridge Construction


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW OF THE PATH TRANSIT SYSTEM BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST. THE CONRAIL BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-43) AND THE NEWARK TURNPIKE ARE VISIBLE IN THE BACKGROUND
2. AERIAL VIEW OF THE VERTICAL LIFT BRIDGES SPANNING THE HACKENSACK RIVER, LOOKING NORTHEAST. THE PATH TRANSIT BRIDGE IS IN THE FOREGROUND, WITH THE CONRAIL (HAER No. NJ-43), NEWARK TURNPIKE, AND ERIE & LACKAWANNA RAILROAD (HAER No. NJ-42) BRIDGES BEHIND IT
3. AERIAL VIEW TO THE EAST OF THE PATH TRANSIT SYSTEM BRIDGE OVER THE HACKENSACK RIVER. IN THE BACKGROUND, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, ARE THE ERIE & LACKAWANNA RAILROAD BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-42), THE NEWARK TURNPIKE, AND THE CONRAIL BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-43). THE PULASKI SKYWAY (HAER No. NJ-34) IS IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE RIGHT
4. AERIAL 'BARREL' SHOT OF THE PATH TRANSIT SYSTEM BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TOWARDS JERSEY CITY. TO THE RIGHT ARE THE NEWARK TURNPIKE AND THE CONRAIL BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-43). THE PULASKI SKYWAY (HAER No. NJ-34) IS IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE RIGHT
5. AERIAL VIEW OF THE PATH TRANSIT SYSTEM BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTHEAST. TO THE RIGHT ARE THE NEWARK TURNPIKE AND THE CONRAIL BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-43). THE PULASKI SKYWAY (HAER No. NJ-34) IS IN THE BACKGROUND
6. AERIAL VIEW OF THE PATH TRANSIT SYSTEM BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTHEAST. TO THE RIGHT ARE THE NEWARK TURNPIKE AND THE CONRAIL BRIDGE (HAER No. NJ-43). THE PULASKI SKYWAY (HAER No. NJ-34) IS IN THE BACKGROUND


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