Last of Newark Bay Lift Bridge to be removed.

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oldrow51
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Last of Newark Bay Lift Bridge to be removed.

Post by oldrow51 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:26 pm

As part of a project to deepen and widen Newark Bay for bigger ships the Army Corp of Engineers are planning to blast the surviving concrete pilings of the old Newark Bay Lift Bridge. Which doesn't make much sense to me as the don't really stick out into the bay all that far. Are they going to dredge right up to the shoreline? Anyway attached is the link to the story.


http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full ... eft_column

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Re: Last of Newark Bay Lift Bridge to be removed.

Post by RussNelson » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:58 am


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Re: Last of Newark Bay Lift Bridge to be removed.

Post by oldrow51 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:03 am

Yes, those are the piers. I went out to the spot several times and thought they'd be there until they rotted. Here is a recent picture of them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffs4653/5813397441/

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