• All Things Portal Bridge: Amtrak and NJT Status and Replacement Discussion

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This forum will be for issues that don't belong specifically to one NYC area transit agency, but several. For instance, intra-MTA proposals or MTA-wide issues, which may involve both Metro-North Railroad (MNRR) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Other intra-agency examples: through running such as the now discontinued MNRR-NJT Meadowlands special. Topics which only concern one operating agency should remain in their respective forums.

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  by west point
 
There will be a requirement for new base earth works to allow for track access to the new bridge. This earth work will be needed on both sides of the new bridge. The land under the fill for the earthwork may be swamp land or other land that is not very stable ? One thought. If the new Hudson tunnel for Gateway is already being bored that earth / rock might be useable for the earth work. Another possibility that I have no knowledge of is this bridge the cause of PATH tracks needing to be moved ? Or is that relocation later into the 4 tracking into Newark Penn station ?
  by lensovet
 
west point wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:05 pm There will be a requirement for new base earth works to allow for track access to the new bridge. This earth work will be needed on both sides of the new bridge. The land under the fill for the earthwork may be swamp land or other land that is not very stable ? One thought. If the new Hudson tunnel for Gateway is already being bored that earth / rock might be useable for the earth work. Another possibility that I have no knowledge of is this bridge the cause of PATH tracks needing to be moved ? Or is that relocation later into the 4 tracking into Newark Penn station ?
PATH tracks are nowhere near this bridge. Are you thinking of the Sawtooth Bridge replacement?
  by lensovet
 
Official groundbreaking on August 1: https://www.njtransit.com/press-release ... ransit-and

Construction has definitely been going at a good clip. Perhaps too good of a clip, as last week an excavator fell into the swamp and was still not fully recovered on Wednesday this week.
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