Department of Public Information
65 Prospect St., Trenton, N.J.
Telephone: Trenton 5-8581

For Release September 21, 1950


In Hudson County, near Laurel Hill, this group of workmen is engaged in the construction of one of the piers to carry the New Jersey Turnpike's bridge across the Hackensack River. Concrete, prepared in the portable mixer to the right, is being poured into the pier form.

The contractor for the piers and fenders for the Hackensack Bridge is R. B. Jaggard Engineering Co., of Westmont, N.J., whose contract amounts to $1,226,910.

This bridge will form part of the 118-mile Turnpike now under construction from a point near the George Washington Bridge to Deepwater, N.J. The Turnpike is scheduled for completion late in 1951.closeprint