HX Draw

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HX Draw
Coordinates 40°47′17″N 74°04′55″W / 40.788078°N 74.081869°W / 40.788078; -74.081869 (HX Draw Bridge)Coordinates: 40°47′17″N 74°04′55″W / 40.788078°N 74.081869°W / 40.788078; -74.081869 (HX Draw Bridge)
Carries NJ Transit Bergen County Line and Pascack Valley Line
Crosses Hackensack River
Locale Secaucus and East Rutherford, New Jersey
Maintained by NJ Transit
Characteristics
Design Warren through truss bascule bridge
Material steel
History
Constructed by Strauss Bascule Bridge Co.
Opened 1911
HX Draw is located in New York City
HX Draw
HX Draw

The HX Draw is a bascule bridge carrying the New Jersey Transit Bergen County Line and Pascack Valley Line across the Hackensack River between Secaucus, New Jersey and East Rutherford. The bridge is also known as The Jack-Knife because of its unusual method of opening.[1]

Designed by Joseph Strauss and completed in 1911, this bridge is one of the first heel trunnion bascule bridges built in the United States and originally formed part of the Erie Railroad's main line.[1][2]

In 2008, NJ Transit repainted the span in a new coat of black paint.

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  1. ^ a b "Hackensack River bridges are man-made marvels". South Bergenite. July 14, 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  2. ^ "NJMC Master Plan" (PDF). New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. p. 9-2. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

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