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A groundbreaking ceremony for construction on the Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project took place on Tuesday, September 15.

The project will replace the existing swing-span bridge that carries NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line trains over the Raritan River between Perth Amboy and South Amboy.

Thousands of commuters use the 112-year-old bridge daily to travel between the Jersey Shore and New York City.

“Smart infrastructure projects like this are at the heart of building a stronger, fairer, and more resilient post-COVID New Jersey,” said Governor Murphy.“

Based on a study conducted by NJ TRANSIT in partnership with the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, the one-time project investment has an estimated economic impact of approximately $1 billion and will support 5,740 jobs.

For more information on the Raritan River Bridge Replacement, please click here.