Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System

Newark, New Jersey

Client Project Manager:
Tony Murtha
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 491-8530

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Project Description:

Lynn Drobbin & Associates performed the historic resource review and analysis in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System (SNJLRTS), now known as the River Line.  The project area consisted of the 36-mile rail corridor that extends from Camden, Camden County, New Jersey to Trenton, Mercer County.  The rail corridor primarily utilized the existing Conrail Bordentown Secondary Track, the route of the historic Camden & Amboy Railroad, and included nineteen historic bridges, several of which were constructed of timber.  One of the largest timber bridges in the state, the Crosswicks Creek Bridge in Bordentown, NJ was demolished and replaced essentially in-kind with new timber construction.  

The River Line included 21 station stops, a yard and shop and a lay-over facility.  LDA coordinated closely with the engineering team to avoid impacts on historic resources and to design adequate mitigation measures for resources where impacts could not be avoided. 

The project also included documentation of railroad related artifacts along the right-of-way in accordance with Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) standards.


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