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NJT - North Bergen Tunnel

Photos 

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

Photo taken by Rob Tucher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #299755

Map 

Description 

The North Bergen Tunnel is significant for its role in the development and expansion of the D.L&W. Railroad system. The tunnel was one of the first major construction projects undertaken after the D.L.&W. acquired control of the Morris & Essex Railroad.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Bergen Hill on Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Location
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1873-1877
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73712, -74.04813   (decimal degrees)
40°44'14" N, 74°02'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/580371/4510010 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 63466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NJ-136 - Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, North Bergen Tunnel, Through Bergen Hill from Prospect Street at Ogden Avenue to John F. Kennedy Boulevard at Beacon Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ