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HX Draw

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Crosses  Hackensack River
Opened  1911
Location  Secaucus
Material  Steel
Maintained by  NJ Transit
Body of water  Hackensack River
Bridge type  Bascule bridge
Carry  Pascack Valley Line
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Carries  NJ Transit Bergen County Line and Pascack Valley Line
Locale  Secaucus and East Rutherford, New Jersey
Design  Warren through truss bascule bridge
Constructed by  Strauss Bascule Bridge Co.
Similar  Upper Hack Lift, Lower Hack Lift, Lyndhurst Draw, DB Draw, Raritan Bay Drawbridge

The HX Draw is a bascule bridge carrying the New Jersey Transit Bergen County Line and Pascack Valley Line across the Hackensack River between Secaucus, New Jersey and East Rutherford. The bridge is also known as The Jack-Knife because of its unusual method of opening.

Designed by Joseph Strauss and completed in 1911, this bridge is one of the first heel trunnion bascule bridges built in the United States and originally formed part of the Erie Railroad's main line.

In 2008, NJ Transit repainted the span in a new coat of black paint.

References

HX Draw Wikipedia


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