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Project Scope:

The Lower Hackensack Bridge is a Vertical Lift Bridge (Drawbridge) over the Hackensack River, between Kearny and Jersey City.  It is a three-track structure that carries Morris and Essex, and Montclair Boonton Line trains.  The project is executed in two phases. 


Phase I of the project removed and replaced all stairways and ladders; renewed the machinery and operator's houses; repaired damaged and deteriorated steel; and, performed a detailed inspection of the upper cable bearings.  Phase I was completed in 2009


Phase II is the rehabilitation of the existing structures, including repairs to the concrete approach slabs, columns and balustrade; track and ballast removal; waterproofing; and, steel repairs on the lift and tower spans.


Project Cost:

Phase II, approximately $21,202,000. ($21,200,000 funded by the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009)