Lower Hack Lift

Lower Hack Lift

The Lower Hack Lift is a lift bridge carrying the New Jersey Transit Morristown Line across the Hackensack River at mile 3.4, Jersey City, New Jersey.

The massive 3-track lift span was built in 1927-28 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad under the direction and design of John Alexander Low Waddell. The span was completed and opened October 2, 1928.

In addition to the Morristown and Gladstone lines, Montclair-Boonton Line service and North Jersey Coast Line service (via the Waterfront Connection) also use Lower Hack to access Hoboken Terminal.

According to US Coast Guard regulations, Lower Hack shall open upon signal with at least one hour notice to the bridge tender at Upper Hack Lift on the Main Line.

See also

  • Upper Hack Lift (NJ Transit bridge at mile 6.9)
  • List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in New Jersey
  • List of crossings of the Hackensack River
  • NJT movable bridges


External links

  • Movable Railroad Bridges of New Jersey-photo catalog
  • Movable Railroad Bridges of New Jersey
  • Views from Lower Hack
  • Lower Hack photos and notes
  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NJ-42, "Erie & Lackawanna Railroad Bridge, Spanning Hackensack River, Kearny, Hudson County, NJ", 10 photos, 2 data pages, 1 photo caption page

Lower Hack Lift

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