Lower Hack Lift

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Lower Hack Lift Bridge
Lower Hack Lift Bridge 1979.jpg
Lower Hack Lift, looking southwest, in a 1979 photo
Coordinates 40°44′36″N 74°04′37″W / 40.7432°N 74.0770°W / 40.7432; -74.0770 (Lower Hack Lift Bridge)Coordinates: 40°44′36″N 74°04′37″W / 40.7432°N 74.0770°W / 40.7432; -74.0770 (Lower Hack Lift Bridge)
Carries New Jersey Transit
Crosses Hackensack River
Locale Connecting Kearny and Jersey City, New Jersey
Other name(s) Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge, Kearny, New Jersey
Maintained by New Jersey Transit
Characteristics
Design Lift bridge
Material Steel
History
Designer John Alexander Low Waddell
Construction start 1927
Opened October 2, 1928; 88 years ago (1928-10-02)
Lower Hack Lift is located in New York City
Lower Hack Lift
Lower Hack Lift

The Lower Hack Lift is a lift bridge carrying the New Jersey Transit Morristown Line across the Hackensack River at mile 3.4, Jersey City, New Jersey.

The massive 3-track lift span was built in 1927-28 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad under the direction and design of John Alexander Low Waddell. The span was completed and opened October 2, 1928.

In addition to the Morristown and Gladstone lines, Montclair-Boonton Line service and North Jersey Coast Line service (via the Waterfront Connection) also use Lower Hack to access Hoboken Terminal.

According to US Coast Guard regulations, Lower Hack shall open upon signal with at least one hour notice to the bridge tender at Upper Hack Lift on the Main Line.[1]

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