Approval of The Portal North Bridge

According to a recently published article at, the Portal North Bridge Project was approved by the New Jersey Transit’s board. The $1.559 billion contract is part of the Gateway Program to build a new bridge and to replace the current, functionally obsolete Portal Bridge. The Portal Bridge is a century-old two-track, railroad swing bridge over the Hackensack River between Secaucus and Kearny in New Jersey which incurred serious damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The new bridge which will be built next to the old bridge will increase rail transit capacity and significantly improve service reliability by replacing the movable span, which interrupts operations and leads to frequent delays. The first track is scheduled to be open in November 2025.

Gall Zeidler Consultants provides program management services as part of the Program Management Support Services (PMSS) scope under Hill International for AMTRAK. Among others the services included review of construction related embankment settlements and bridge structure structural details. To read more about GZ’s involvement in the Gateway Program, visit our project page.

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Amtrak Acela travels over Portal Bridge in New Jersey (Courtesy of Amtrak).