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Pulaski Skyway Bridge



General View Looking Obliquely Upstream Of The Cantilever Through Truss Over The Passaic River With New York In The Right Background

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Cantilevered through and deck truss bridge over the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers on US 1/US 9 in Jersey City
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1984
- Sigvald Johannesson
Through truss
Length of largest span: 549.9 ft.
Total length: 14,757.6 ft. (2.8 mi.)
Deck width: 46.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73484, -74.09502   (decimal degrees)
40°44'05" N, 74°05'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/576415/4509716 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory numbers
NJ 0901150 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 12.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 31, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 26, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 19, 2009: Posted HAER photos


  • HAER NJ-34 - Pulaski Skyway, Spanning Passaic & Hackensack Rivers, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Pulaski Skyway
Posted August 4, 2007, by Kevin Wong (R36Redbird [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Built 1930-32 and opened November 24, 1932. The Pulaski Skyway is almost 4 miles long and was referenced in the 1938 radio show "The War of the Worlds" and has been featured prominently on "The Sopranos". Each cantilever span is 550 foot long.

Passaic and Hackensack River spans: