List of bridges, tunnels, and cuts in Hudson County, New Jersey

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This is a list of vehicular and rail bridges, tunnels, and cuts in Hudson County, New Jersey. Located in the northeastern part of New Jersey Hudson lies at the heart of the Port of New York and New Jersey and is a major crossroads of the New York Metropolitan area and Northeast Megalopolis. Located on two peninsulas, formerly known as Bergen Neck and New Barbadoes Neck, it has extensive waterfront along the Hudson River, Upper New York Bay, Kill van Kull, Newark Bay and the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers. The main part of Hudson lies on Bergen Hill, the southern emergence of the Hudson Palisades, starting at sea level at Bergen Point and rising to 260 feet travelling through Bayonne, Jersey City and North Hudson. Secaucus and most of West Hudson are part of the New Jersey Meadowlands. Listings are generally from south to north.

Hudson County, on left, has many hills and miles of waterfront
Bayonne Bridge

Hudson River[edit]

Uptown Hudson Tubes include a flying junction
Lincoln Tunnel comprises three tubes
Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Downtown Hudson Tubes Port Authority Trans-Hudson Jersey City and World Trade Center 40°42′54″N 74°01′28″W / 40.7151°N 74.0244°W / 40.7151; -74.0244
Holland Tunnel I-78.svg I-78
Ellipse sign 139.svg NJ 139
Jersey City and Lower Manhattan 40°43′39″N 74°01′16″W / 40.72750°N 74.02111°W / 40.72750; -74.02111
Uptown Hudson Tubes Port Authority Trans-Hudson Jersey City and Manhattan
Gateway Tunnel
(proposed)
Amtrak
New Jersey Transit
North Bergen and Midtown Manhattan
THE Tunnel
(project cancelled)
New Jersey Transit Weehawken and Midtown Manhattan
connecting Secaucus Junction and Penn Station
North River Tunnels Amtrak
New Jersey Transit
Weehawken and Midtown Manhattan 40°45′32″N 74°00′46″W / 40.75889°N 74.01278°W / 40.75889; -74.01278
Lincoln Tunnel Ellipse sign 495.svg NJ 495 Weehawken and Midtown Manhattan 40°45′47″N 74°00′36″W / 40.76306°N 74.01000°W / 40.76306; -74.01000
The next crossing to the north and the last in New Jersey is in Bergen County
George Washington Bridge I-95.svg I-95
New Jersey Turnpike Shield.svg New Jersey Turnpike
US 1.svg US 1
US 9.svg US 9
US 46.svg US 46
Fort Lee and Upper Manhattan 40°51′05″N 73°57′09″W / 40.85139°N 73.95250°W / 40.85139; -73.95250

Kill van Kull and Newark Bay[edit]

CRRNJ Newark Bay Bridge was dismantled in the 1980s
Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Bayonne Bridge Ellipse sign 440.svg NJ 440
NY-440.svg NY 440
Bayonne - Staten Island
CRRNJ Newark Bay Bridge
(defunct)
Central Railroad of New Jersey Bayonne - Elizabethport 40°39′16″N 74°09′00″W / 40.6545°N 74.15°W / 40.6545; -74.15
Newark Bay Bridge I-78.svg I-78
New Jersey Turnpike
Bayonne - Newark
Upper Bay Bridge CSX Transportation
Norfolk Southern
Conrail
National Docks Secondary
Bayonne - Newark 40°41′57″N 74°06′36″W / 40.699052°N 74.11°W / 40.699052; -74.11

Hackensack River[edit]

PATH, Harsimus Branch, Wittpenn, and Lower Hack from an earlier time
Upper Hack Lift
One of the twin span of Route 3
mile Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
HD Draw
(defunct)
Newark and New York Railroad (CNJ) Jersey City & Kearny Point 40°43′07″N 74°06′14″W / 40.718709°N 74.103985°W / 40.718709; -74.103985Coordinates: 40°43′07″N 74°06′14″W / 40.718709°N 74.103985°W / 40.718709; -74.103985
Lincoln Highway Hackensack River Bridge No image.svgTruck plate.svg
US 1-9.svg U.S. Route 1-9 Truck
Lincoln Highway
East Coast Greenway
40°43′38″N 74°05′55″W / 40.727324°N 74.098728°W / 40.727324; -74.098728
Pulaski Skyway US 1-9.svg U.S. Route 1/9 40°44′06″N 74°05′42″W / 40.735064°N 74.09493°W / 40.735064; -74.09493
PATH Lift Bridge PATH Jersey City &
Kearny Meadows
40°44′24″N 74°04′59″W / 40.740108°N 74.083048°W / 40.740108; -74.083048
Harsimus Branch Lift Conrail 40°44′26″N 74°04′55″W / 40.740475°N 74.082034°W / 40.740475; -74.082034
Wittpenn Bridge Circle sign 7.svg NJ 7 40°44′25″N 74°04′52″W / 40.740313°N 74.081138°W / 40.740313; -74.081138
3.4 Lower Hack Lift[1] NJ Transit Morris and Essex Lines Riverbend 40°44′36″N 74°04′37″W / 40.7432°N 74.0770°W / 40.7432; -74.0770
5.0 Portal Bridge Amtrak Northeast Corridor Secaucus
& Kearny Meadows
40°45′13″N 74°5′41″W / 40.75361°N 74.09472°W / 40.75361; -74.09472
New Jersey Turnpike I-95.svg Interstate 95
DB Draw (Abandoned) Norfolk Southern Railway
Former NJ Transit Boonton Line
Snake Hill
& Kearny Meadows
40°45′30″N 74°05′36″W / 40.7583°N 74.0933°W / 40.7583; -74.0933
6.9 Upper Hack Lift NJ Transit Main Line Harmon Cove & Kingsland 40°46′41″N 74°05′24″W / 40.778015°N 74.089906°W / 40.778015; -74.089906 (Upper Hack Lift Bridge)
7.7 HX Bridge NJ Transit:
Bergen County Line
Pascack Valley Line
Meadowlands Rail Line
Harmon Cove &
Meadowlands Sports Complex
40°47′17″N 74°04′55″W / 40.788078°N 74.081869°W / 40.788078; -74.081869
Twin span bridge Circle sign 3.svg NJ 3 Secaucus &
Meadowlands Sports Complex
Bridge (defunct) Jersey City, Hoboken and Rutherford Electric Railway
Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus North End
& Meadowlands Xanadu
40°48′07″N 74°03′01″W / 40.801948°N 74.050333°W / 40.801948; -74.050333

Passaic River[edit]

Pulaski Skyway
Amtrak Dock Vertical Lift
Abandoned NX, aka the Annie Bridge
Mile Crossing Carries Location
PD Draw
(defunct)
Newark and New York Railroad Kearny Point & Newark Ironbound
1.8 Lincoln Highway Passaic River Bridge No image.svgTruck plate.svg
US 1-9.svg U.S. Route 1-9 Truck
Lincoln Highway
Kearny Point & Newark Ironbound
Pulaski Skyway US 1-9.svg U.S. Route 1/9 Kearny Point & Newark Ironbound
2.6 Point-No-Point Bridge Passaic and Harsimus Line Kearny Meadows & Newark Ironbound
New Jersey Turnpike I-95.svg Interstate 95 Kearny & Newark
Jackson Street Bridge Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard Harrison & Newark Ironbound
5.0 Amtrak Dock Vertical Lift Amtrak
New Jersey Transit
Port Authority Trans Hudson Newark line
Harrison & Penn Station (Newark)
Centre Street Bridge
(defunct)
New Jersey Railroad Harrison & Newark
Bridge Street Bridge County 508.svgCounty Route 508 Harrison & Newark
Newark Drawbridge[2] New Jersey Transit Harrison & Newark Broad Street Station
William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge I-280.svg Interstate 280 Harrison & Newark
Clay Street Bridge Central Avenue
Clay Street
East Newark & Newark
NX Bridge (abandoned/open position) Erie Railroad Newark Branch Harrison & Newark
WR Draw
(not in use/closed position )
New York and Greenwood Lake Railway
Erie Railroad
New Jersey Transit Boonton Line
Kearny & North Newark
8.9 Belleville Turnpike Bridge Circle sign 7.svg NJ Route 7 Arlington & Belleville

Bergen Hill-Hudson Palisades[edit]

Old Bergen Tunnel, east end, taken February 10, 1906
Entrances to four of the railroad tunnels under Bergen Hill
HBLR 8th Street Viaduct
CCRNJ right-of way at Richard St Station on former Morris Canal
National Docks Secondary
Journal Square Transportation Center was built over Bergen Hill Cut
Bergen Hill Cut is also used by Conrail's North Jersey Shared Assets lines
The Bergen Arches seen behind NJ Turnpike viaduct
One of the Bergen Arches
Railroad tunnels, cuts, viaducts
and right of ways
Location original use Current use
Central Railroad of New Jersey Bayonne and Greenville Main Line to Communipaw Terminal

partially built along the former Morris Canal

Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Liberty State Park - 8th Street
Lehigh Valley Terminal Railway Bayonne, Greenville, Downtown Jersey City Jersey City, Newark and Western Railway National Docks Secondary
CSX Transportation to Port Jersey, Constable Hook, Croxton Yard & other points in Port of New York and New Jersey and North Jersey Shared Assets Area
Newark and New York Railroad (1869)[3] West Side & Bergen-Lafayette, Jersey City Central Railroad of New Jersey line from Downtown Newark to CRRNJ Terminal Hudson-Bergen Light Rail West Side Branch
National Docks Secondary (1897) Downtown Jersey City National Docks North Jersey Shared Assets
CSX Transportation
Bergen Hill Cut (1838) Journal Square New Jersey Rail Road and Transportation Company to Paulus Hook
Pennsylvania Railroad to PRR Station at Exchange Place or Harsimus Branch to Harsimus Cove
PATH Journal Square and Newark lines
North Jersey Shared Assets Area
Harsimus Stem Embankment Harsimus & Hamilton Park Harsimus Branch to Harsimus Cove

Pennsylvania Railroad railyard and abbatoir

unused
Bergen Arches (1910)[4] Journal Square & Jersey City Heights 2nd Erie Cut
Erie Railroad to Pavonia Terminal
unused
Long Dock Tunnel (1860)[5] Journal Square & Jersey City Heights First Erie Cut to Pavonia Terminal Norfolk Southern
Bergen Hill Tunnels (1876) & (1908)[6] Jersey City Heights Morris and Essex Railroad
Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western
Erie Lackawanna
New Jersey Transit to Hoboken Terminal.

[6]

Hoboken Elevated Hoboken Terminal - Palisade Avenue North Hudson County Railway
Public Service Railway
dismantled after bustitution in 1949
Gateway Tunnel
(proposed)
Amtrak
New Jersey Transit
North Bergen and Midtown Manhattan
THE Tunnel North Bergen - Weehawken New mass transit tunnel that will connect Secaucus Junction with an expanded Penn Station (New York) construction cancelled October 2010
New York Tunnel Extension (1910)

western entrance Bergen Portal[7]

North Bergen - Weehawken Pennsylvania Railroad to North River Tunnels Amtrak
New Jersey Transit:
Northeast Corridor Line
North Jersey Coast Line
Train to the Game
Eldorado Cut (1893)[8] Weehawken for streetcar line connecting waterfront ferries via elevator to the entrance of late 19th century Eldorado Park and North Hudson Railway streetcar lines to Nungessers
Weehawken Tunnel (1861)[9][10][11] North Bergen - Weehawken Port Imperial New York Central West Shore Railroad Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Bergenline Station
The next cut and tunnel to the north and the last in New Jersey is in Bergen County
Edgewater Tunnel (1894)[12][13] Fairview -
Shadyside, Edgewater
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway cut and tunnel[14][15] unused
vehicular cuts carries location connection
State Highway
(Depressed Highway)
Ellipse sign 139.svgNew Jersey Route 139 Jersey City Pulaski Skyway - Holland Tunnel
Lincoln Tunnel Approach Ellipse sign 495.svg NJ Route 495 North Hudson New Jersey Turnpike - Lincoln Tunnel
The next vehicular cut to the north and the last in New Jersey is in Bergen County
GWB Plaza New Jersey Turnpike Shield.svgI-95.svg US 1-9.svgUS 46.svgUS 9W.svgPalisades Interstate Pkwy.svg Fort Lee to George Washington Bridge
There are numerous excavations for roads on the eastern escarpment of the Hudson Palisades, including New York Avenue, Mountain Road, Paterson Plank Road, Wing Viaduct, Hackensack Plank Road, Shippen Street, Boulevard East, Pershing Road, Bull Ferry Road, Gorge Road

Meadowlands[edit]

New Jersey Turnpike and other infrastructure crisscross the Meadowlands

Kearny and Croxton in the low-lying Meadowlands supports an infrastructure that includes many unnamed bridges, embankments, flyovers, and causeways. The Manhattan Transfer was once located in the Kearny Meadows. The Kearny Connection allows transfer between the Hoboken and Newark Divisions of New Jersey Transit rail operations for its Waterfront Connection. The Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley, Meadowlands, and Port Jervis lines uses a series of embankments and bridges to cross the Meadowlands. Planned expansion of Secaucus Junction includes a massive loop. Numerous junctions, including the Marion, and the Northern Running Track are part of the Conrail's North Jersey Shared Assets Area, a component in the national freight rail network. Much of the New Jersey Turnpike travels along a causeway. Nearby Snake Hill, Exit 15's huge horseshoe-shaped U-turn rises above the rail yards and lines below it.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jersey: Jersey City Bridge Profile". Shoutingthomas.typepad.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Railroad cut, Mt Pleasant, Jersey City, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA". Mindat.org. 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Bergen Arches". Njcu.edu. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Stone above Long Dock Tunnel". Modelengineers.org. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  6. ^ a b French, Kenneth, Images of Rail: Railroads of Hoboken and Jersey City,Arcadia Publishing, 2002, p125, ISBN 978-0-7385-0966-2
  7. ^ "The Bergen Hill Tunnels". Gutenberg.org. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  8. ^ "JFK Blvd. Bridge". 40.773333;-74.015556: Bridgehunter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Design And Construction Of The Weehawken Tunnel And Bergenline Avenue Station For The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System - Publications Index". Pubsindex.trb.org. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  10. ^ "New York - West Shore & Buffalo RR tunnel, Weehawken, Bergen Hill, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA". Mindat.org. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  11. ^ NJDOT Web Development Unit. "Paterson Plank Road Project Debuts in Hudson County". Nj.gov. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  12. ^ Palisades Tunnel completed
  13. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9B0DE4DA1F3FEF33A25754C1A9659C94629ED7CF Palisades/NYS&W Tunnel
  14. ^ Palisades Tunnel
  15. ^ Palisades diabase

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