Monday, February 13, 2012

CNJ Newark Bay drawbridge footings to be removed

Received the following via email.

Some more of the CNJ Newark Bay Drawbridge is finally being removed!

Old railroad bridge footings to be blasted

Feb 10, 2012

BAYONNE - The Army Corps of Engineers has advised the city of Bayonne that the New York/New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project will be drilling and blasting in Newark Bay for approximately one week, beginning on or about Monday, Feb. 13. The goal of that project is to create deeper lanes for shipping in local bodies of water. The project’s contractor, Northeast Dredging Company, will be drilling and blasting concrete footings of the old Newark Bay railroad bridge. That bridge used to carry passengers trains over Newark Bay between Bayonne and Elizabeth. The bridge was demolished three decades ago.

Anyone with concerns or complaints about the harbor deepening activity in Newark Bay should call the Army Corps of Engineers hotline at 201-339-6470.

The blasting will be performed only during daylight hours, and not on Sundays or federal holidays.