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Pulaski Skyway Bridge


General View Looking Obliquely Upstream Of The Cantilever Through Truss Over The Passaic River With New York In The Right Background

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #138054

Street Views 


Cantilevered through and deck truss bridge over the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers on US 1/US 9 in Jersey City
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1984
- Sigvald Johannesson
Through truss
Length of largest span: 549.9 ft.
Total length: 14,757.6 ft. (2.8 mi.)
Deck width: 46.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73484, -74.09502   (decimal degrees)
40°44'05" N, 74°05'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/576415/4509716 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NJ 0901150 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • November 18, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 5, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • February 15, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • September 19, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 15, 2019: New photo from Irma Hale
  • May 8, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 5, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 31, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • June 26, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 19, 2009: Posted HAER photos



Pulaski Skyway Bridge
Posted January 22, 2022, by Luis (luissanlop36 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is featured in the movie "Shadow of a Doubt" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943):

Pulaski Skyway Bridge
Posted February 19, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)


Pulaski Skyway Bridge
Posted February 16, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

There are 2 plaques, unfortunately my photos were taken pre-DSLR for me, but I guess blurry is better than none.



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Pulaski Skyway Bridge
Posted February 15, 2020, by Luke

It's a commemorative plaque.

Pulaski Skyway Bridge
Posted February 15, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is that a builders plaque I see in street view #1 on the truss beam across the highway?

Pulaski Skyway
Posted August 4, 2007, by Kevin Wong (R36Redbird [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Built 1930-32 and opened November 24, 1932. The Pulaski Skyway is almost 4 miles long and was referenced in the 1938 radio show "The War of the Worlds" and has been featured prominently on "The Sopranos". Each cantilever span is 550 foot long.

Passaic and Hackensack River spans: