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NJT - South Bergen Tunnel

Photos 

General View Showing The East Portal Of The South Bergen Tunnel In Context, With North Bergen Tunnel To Right, Looking West

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #299780

Map 

Description 

The South Bergen Tunnel is technologically significant for its innovative concrete technology and is historically significant because it reflected the dramatic increase in railroad freight operations on the D.L.&W. Railroad by the opening of the twentieth century.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Bergen Hill on New Jersey Transit
Location
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1908-1911
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73712, -74.04761   (decimal degrees)
40°44'14" N, 74°02'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/580414/4510012 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 63467 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-137 - Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, South Bergen Tunnel, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ