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Greenville Yard, Transfer Bridge System, Port of New York/New Jersey, Upper New York Bay, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ

Greenville Yard, Transfer Bridge System, Port of New York/New Jersey, Upper New York Bay, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ

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Summary

Significance: The Greenville Yard Transfer Bridge System is the last surviving example in New York Harbor of a suspended-type car float transfer bridge. The innovative design of the transfer bridge was introduced by PRR engineers in 1888, and proved superior to other types in ease and speed of operation. The design was perfected and electrified with the building of the Greenville facility in 1905, and became the standard adopted by many other railroads.
Survey number: HAER NJ-49-A
Building/structure dates: 1904 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1925 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1931 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1943 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1945 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Bensel, J A
DuBosque, F L
Bowles, W C
Brown, W H
American Bridge Company
Steele & Condict Company
Alfson, Mary, transmitter
Tucher, Rob, photographer
Casella, Richard M, historian
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Location

Jersey City40.72816, -74.07764
Google Map of 40.72815749999999, -74.0776417
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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