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Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ

Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ

 
 
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Significance: This structure is one of a series of bridges constructed in the early twentieth century to carry railroad lines through northern New Jersey towards New York City. It is a vertical lift bridge, resting on concrete piers, built so that water-borne commerce along the Hackensack River would not be impeded by the railroad line. This is a good example of the movable bridge technology developed by American engineers in the early twentieth century.
Survey number: HAER NJ-42
Building/structure dates: ca. 1920

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Kearny (N.J.)40.76843, -74.14542
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Library of Congress
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