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NJT - Lower Hack Lift Bridge


Lower Hack Lift Rail Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

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BH Photo #259458


Street View 


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.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Three-track through truss bridge over Hackensack River on NJT RR (formerly DL&W RR)
Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1928
- Commuter Rail
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74320, -74.07703   (decimal degrees)
40°44'36" N, 74°04'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/577923/4510659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 48600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 17, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • April 29, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 4, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 25, 2015: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
  • July 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added cities
  • July 12, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 24, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 12, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

Related Bridges 


  • Frank Hicks
  • Wikipedia - Lower Hack Lift article
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER NJ-42 - Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ