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PORTAL BRIDGE CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

Project Description: The Portal Bridge is a two-track movable swing span railroad bridge over the Hackensack River between Kearny and Secaucus in Hudson County and was constructed more than a century ago. The bridge, owned by Amtrak, is a critical link on the Northeast Corridor. Delays due to bridge failures, maintenance and reduced operational speeds have made replacement of the bridge critical to maintaining and improving passenger rail service into Manhattan. The purpose of the Project is to replace the 100-year old Portal Bridge and eliminate capacity constraints on the Northeast Corridor between Swift Interlocking and the Secaucus Transfer Station.

Portal Bridge – FTA Record of Decision with Attachments

Portal Bridge – Amended Memorandum of Agreement – Section 106 Historic Preservation