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Weehawken Tunnel West Portal

New Jersey Transit (NJT)

The West Portal structure consists of a 45 foot (13.7 meter) long cut-and-cover tunnel section. DSI self-drilling hollow bolt anchors were used for the soil / rock nails and reinforced shotcrete was utilized for the face support. In 2009, the design was honored with the Community Service Award for its excellence in construction and renovation of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System (HBLRS).

Analysis and Design of the Earth Support System at the West Portal:

Gall Zeidler Consultants provided analysis of and detailed design for the earth support system (soil / rock nail wall) to facilitate construction of the West Portal structure of the New Jersey Transit Authority’s Weehawken Tunnel project. The work was part of the Weehawken Tunnel Reconstruction (enlargement) Project to accommodate the new HBLRS.


North Bergen, New Jersey




Soil / Rock Nail Wall


Fill Consisting of Highly Weathered Sandstone, Diabase, and Drained Soil Conditions


Approximately $150 Million


Frontier-Kemper / Shea / Beton-und-Monierbau Joint Venture


New Jersey Transit (NJT)