New Jersey Transit board approves $600M bond to replace Portal Bridge

By David Hutter,; June 13, 2018

The NJ Transit board of directors approved $600 million in New Jersey Economic Development Authority transportation bonds Wednesday to fund the replacement of the Portal Bridge as part of the Gateway project.

The existing swing bridge is 108 years old, spans the Hackensack River and is part of the Northeast Corridor rail system. When the bridge becomes stuck, trains do not have an alternate route to cross the river.

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