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The Hackensack and Passaic River Bridges

  Cranes place girders to bridge the Passaic River
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Not only were the bridges spanning both the Passaic and Hackensack rivers the longest of their kind, they also had to be high enough to allow adequate clearance for vessels. Note how much higher the new Passaic River Bridge is compared to the existing drawbridge in the background.

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  New Jersey Turnpike Authority photograph of Passaic River Bridge construction, January 15, 1952
Collections of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
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