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CNJ - PD Draw

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Passaic River on Central Railroad of New Jersey
Location
Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey, and Essex County, New Jersey
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1912; Reduced from double track tot two 1955; Sabotaged 1970; Swing span removed ca.1976
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Superstructure)
- Henry Steers, Inc. (Substructure)
Railroad
- Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Design
Through truss
Also called
PD Drawbridge
PD Draw
CNJ - Passaic River Swing Bridge
CNJ - PD Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.72295, -74.12126   (decimal degrees)
40°43'23" N, 74°07'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/574212/4508374 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 52332 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • January 26, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added dates
  • May 3, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

CNJ - PD Draw
Posted June 14, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thank you Luke.That's the bridge i was talking about.

CNJ - PD Draw
Posted June 13, 2017, by Luke
CNJ - PD Draw
Posted June 13, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I noticed a trestle and bridge pilings on the Hackensack River if you follow this rail line.Are they on Bridgehunters?

CNJ - PD Draw
Posted June 13, 2017, by Jeff Brown (jbrown03 [at] optonline [dot] net)

I recall working on that bridge in mid 1977. I was part of the Conrail Signal Gang stationed in Eport. John Farrell was our Foreman. A bridge tender named "Matty" would row out to the open bridge in the morning and close it for freight moves. At the end of his tour, he would open it for river traffic and row back to shore.

CNJ - Passaic River Swing Bridge
Posted January 26, 2015, by Douglas Butler

Luke this is the bridge you are talking about.