Railroad Bridge Collapses in NJ - NBC New York

Railroad Bridge Collapses in NJ



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    A railroad bridge collapsed Saturday over Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

    A railroad bridge collapsed Saturday in Bergen County as a freight train passed over it, officials said. No one was injured. 

    The track collapsed at about 8:20 a.m., according to NYSW Railroad. The train didn't derail, but the last wheels on the last car of the train went into the water. 

    The bridge crosses Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield Park near the Bergen Turnpike. All operations over the bridge are now suspended. 

    It was scheduled to be replaced this year and contractors had already set up equipment to start driving piles on Monday, according to Nathon Fenno, a spokesman for NYSW. 

    He said the bridge was inspected last month. 

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