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Lower Hack Bridge

Lower Hack Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 20, 2013

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (New Jersey Transit Morristown Line) Over Hackensack River
Location
Kearny and Jersey City: Hudson County, New Jersey: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift (Span Drive) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1928 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Waddell and Hardesty of New York, New York
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
198.0 Feet (60.4 Meters)
Structure Length
1,480.0 Feet (451.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is one of several vertical lift bridges in this area. The lift span is a Parker truss span with a very defined arch-like shape to it. There is a long series of approach spans leading up to the bridge. It was designed by the firm that was more famously known as Waddell and Harrington, who invented the modern vertical lift bridge in 1893.The company changed names and branched off into multiple companies over the decades.

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