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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 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over Hackensack River on Northeast Corridor (Amtrak)
Location
Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey, and Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Targeted for replacement by Amtrak pending capital funding approval--see http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170522/REAL_ESTATE/17...
History
Built 1910 by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Main span: Swing through truss
Dimensions
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 

  • 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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