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NYSW - Edgewater Tunnel

Photos 

Former Susquehanna RR Edgewater Tunnel

Panoramio user Adam Elmquist

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BH Photo #290822

Map 

Video 

THE FAIRVIEW/EDGEWATER ABANDONED TRAIN TUNNEL (Axis Video)

Chris Chaos

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Description 

The Edgewater Tunnel is a former railroad tunnel through the Hudson Palisades in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey in the United States. Originally opened in 1894 it was built by the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway to gain access to the Hudson River waterfront. About 200 ft (61 m) underground and about 1 mile (1.6 km) long, its western cut and portal is located in the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview and the eastern portal is located in Edgewater. The right-of-way (ROW) taken out of use in 1990 and the trackage was later removed.

A pipeline runs through the tunnel between Hess facilities in Bogota and Edgewater, A power cable, part of the Hudson Project, running from a substation of the Bergen Generating Station through the tunnel and under the Hudson to Midtown Manhattan was completed in 2013.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Railroad through Hudson Palisades
Location
Edgewater, Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1894 by New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad to gain access to Hudson River Waterfront. Tracks removed 1992, Pipeline project completed 2013
Railroad
- New York, Susquehanna, & Western Railway (NYSW)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Edgewater-Fairview Tunnel
Fairview Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.81351, -73.98789   (decimal degrees)
40°48'49" N, 73°59'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/585360/4518547 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory number
BH 62370 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2014: New video from Dave King

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