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Gateway development of Portal Bridge replacement project initiated

from Global Railway Review

Built it 1907 and owned by Amtrak, Portal Bridge is a two-track swing span structure over the Hackensack River in Kearny and Secaucus that is known for malfunctioning and causing delays on the Northeast Corridor. It is also one of the heaviest trafficked railroad bridges in the Western Hemisphere — NJ TRANSIT carries approximately 150,000 passengers per day on almost 400 trains and Amtrak transports about 16,000 passengers per day on more than 100 trains.

Engineering plans to replace the Portal Bridge with a north bridge and a south bridge were completed in 2013, to be funded by NJ TRANSIT, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration. more

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