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Amtrak - Portal Bridge

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Portal Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #257886

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Street View 

    Description 

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-jerseys-portal-br...

    See also http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170522/REAL_ESTATE/17...

    Used by 200,000 passengers per day, according to Newark Star-Ledger. Clearance below deck: 23 feet.

    Facts 

    Overview
    Through truss swing bridge over Hackensack River on Northeast Corridor (Amtrak)
    Location
    Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey, and Bergen County, New Jersey
    Status
    Open to traffic; owned by Amtrak, which also receives lease payments from New Jersey Transit
    Future prospects
    Targeted for replacement by Amtrak pending capital funding approval--see http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170522/REAL_ESTATE/17...
    History
    Built 1905-1910
    Builders
    - Drake & Stratton Co. of New York City, New York & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
    - Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
    Railroads
    - Amtrak (AMTK)
    - Commuter Rail
    - New Jersey Transit (NJT)
    - Northeast Corridor (NEC)
    - Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
    Design
    Main span: Swing through truss. Six open-deck girder approach spans.
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 300.0 ft.
    Total length: 961.0 ft.
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +40.75350, -74.09508   (decimal degrees)
    40°45'13" N, 74°05'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    18/576388/4511787 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Weehawken
    Inventory number
    BH 43963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • November 1, 2018: Updated by Andy Peters: adds detail on ownership and leaseholder; number of passengers per day; clearance below deck
    • July 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added builders
    • July 19, 2018: Updated by Andy Peters: adds Pennsylvania Railroad to name of builder; adds New Jersey Transit and commuter rail to categories; adds photos; adds link to Amtrak replacement project page; adds Kearny, N.J., to locations
    • June 6, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated replacement plans
    • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • January 26, 2015: New photo from Andy Peters
    • July 1, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
    • January 30, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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