Ex CNJ Trestle

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Comments (4)

JBTHEMILKER on December 17, 2012

And this bridge goes to...?

Adam Elmquist on December 17, 2012

Used to be part of the Central Railroad of NJ where the Blue Comet used to run... I guess just like a lot of other rail infrastructure in the world when the RR closed up either they left some, all, or none of it, depended on if they could use it parts somewhere else or how much money they have left to tear it down. If you are into a little of our Nation's railroading history, usually competing railroad companies never like sharing trackage unlike today. Some railroad still like to have their own trackage but a lot of those right of ways have been torn up so now they utilize shared assists..

For this photo if you look at the satellite imagery to east of this trestle you will see the parking lot and after that houses staggered differently to the rest, then tracks reappear again but not for long the old bridges going over the rivers are long gone, eventually winding up over to the Central Railroad of NJ Terminal today Liberty State park where you get the boat to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

shurelas on June 16

In Fact, I grew up not 200 feet from this trestle. This was originally part of the ROW from Newark Broad Street Station to the CNJ's Main Line from Jersey City through the "Meadowlands" and points South. This particular trestle crossed NJ RR Avenue, Bruen Street, McWhorter Street, Union Street, and ultimately Ferry Street (I have at least 1 photo from the late 1960's which I WILL post). This trestle was preserved to be an access to parking for the Prudential Center east of the Northeast Corridor, but in typical Jersey fashion, never got funded because the money was diverted to some polititican(s) bank account.

Adam Elmquist on June 17

Thank you shurelas I really wish that this was to be a rail trail or Light rail use for today. But that Pru Center, parking lots, and countless homes / apartments lie on the old ROW, even my doctor that I still go to is right on the old ROW here is my doctors office in this building on Somme Street

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 10, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Adam Elmquist
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
    • Taken on 2012/09/10 13:11:19
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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