January 15, 1952
TURNPIKE PASSAIC BRIDGE CENTER SPANS MOVE INTO SPACE
Here is shown twin girders being lifted in place to span the center of the Turnpike bridge crossing over the Passaic River. These girders weigh approximately 175 tons and are being lifted by especially designed travelers, or cranes. The Passaic River Bridge is the largest structure on the 118-mile New Jersey Turnpike with a length of approximately 7,000 feet. The river span over the Passaic is 375 feet, the longest on record in the United States for this particular type of bridge. The final nine miles of the Turnpike in the northern area are being opened to traffic today. This 118-mile superhighway will offer substantial relief from congestion on the public highways and speed motorists and truckers safely to the State shore areas and to the north, south and west.