From time to time someone climbs to the very top / edge of the bridge either puts the American Flag and / or the Irish Flag up. A Shame the whole line has been discontinued on the Kearny Side, trains like once a month use the Newark Branch from Passaic to North Newark, they deliver to local businesses.
Kearny Had a Gamewell Fire Alarm system of pull boxes before telephones became common.
Magneficent picture. I fell completely in love with this beauty of a bridge. The moment I saw this picture for the first time my heart skipped a beat. Do you have an idea why it's not in use anymore??? Is the railroad abandoned??? And why is it open??? Are vessels still sailing on the river??? Is that why it's constantly open??? Lot's of questions, hope for some answers. I have to say again ... WOW ... Fantastic picture! Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Denmark. (DK).
Thank you Henrik227 you can find some info on Wikipedia here. This bridge was featured in the movie Annie 1982 Film. Check some of my other photos 67346601, 67346570, 67346555, 67317739, 67317799. I have way more then this, just use the map link and zoom into the area on both sides of the river. Have a great weekend. :-)
Thanks for info and links. Been ENJOYING your other pictures of the bridge. Amazing. Listen...saw one of your other pictures, the one from Paterson Great Fall's dressed up in white ( Can't (of course) fine it again amongst all your great pictures ). In the picture we can see the fall's are frozen,and there are some bridges in the background ( Concrete and steel ). Behind the bridges we can barely see an old building. It look's like a hydro-electric powerplant ??? Am I correct ???
And do you know if it is abandoned or still in use ???
Once again....Thanks for your help.
You have a nice weekend too !!!
Thank you very much for your kind words Henrik I do believe that the Hydro Electric building(s) are still helping to supply to the grid. Prior to electricity like everywhere else in the industrialised world, the falls manually powered the mills and factories via a system of cables, belts, gears, pulleys.
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Photo taken in Kearny, NJ, USA
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