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NJT - Newark Draw

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Newark Draw NJT Rail Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #259369

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Description 

In the early 1900s railroad elevated the line approaching the river which previously ran at grade along Division Street in Newark and built the current bridge. Completed in an earlier phase, the bridge was later shifted 35 feet (11 m) upstream on the new alignment.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss swing bridge over Passaic River on New Jersey Transit
Location
Newark, Hudson County, New Jersey, and Essex County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
Design
Deck truss
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 221.1 ft.
Total length: 870.1 ft.
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Also called
NJT - Morristown Line Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74737, -74.16587   (decimal degrees)
40°44'51" N, 74°09'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/570418/4511048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elizabeth
Inventory number
BH 57079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 20, 2015: Updated by Luke: Name change
  • July 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Marked as movable
  • July 10, 2013: Added by Dave King

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