West Orchard Street Grade Crossing Elimination – Allendale NJ

Description

The elimination of railroad track grade crossings in Allendale, New Jersey, became a matter of public safety during the 1930s. The Public Works Administration provided funds for two crossings in Allendale, including that at West Orchard St.

“The new crossings at West Crescent Avenue and West Orchard Street were achieved by making excavation cuts, regrading the roadbeds and building overpasses for the railroad tracks. The work was done under supervision of the Erie Railroad, the [P.W.A], and and public utility commissioners.”

Source notes

"Allendale – A Background of a Borough" by Patricia Webb Wardell
http://www.fellhouse.org/images/Allendale/Chapter9B.pdf

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Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 15, 2018.

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Location Info


West Orchard St.
Allendale, NJ

Location notes: Erie Railroad overpass

Coordinates: 41.027969, -74.128525

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