In partnership with New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), Amtrak continues to advance project construction on the Portal North Bridge and achieved 25 percent completion over the summer. The project remains on schedule and on budget, with a target completion date expected in late 2027.
The Portal North Bridge is a key Phase I project in the Gateway Program and will create a modern, high-level, fixed-span structure to replace the century-old Portal Bridge – a moveable swing-span that creates a major bottleneck along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The completed Portal North Bridge will remove conflicts with maritime traffic, improve reliability for Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers, allow for increased train speeds and provide for expanded capacity along the NEC.
With continued field work and the rising of the superstructure, the project is easily viewed from a train window during trips up and down the NEC. By unlocking new capacity on this critical stretch of the NEC through the Gateway Program, Amtrak will be able to deliver more trains to more people in more places.