Harrison’s newly upgraded N. Fifth St. pedestrian bridge has been reopened for public use.
Rocco Russomanno, the town’s construction official, said the job came in under budget, at about $514,000, below the $525,000 allocated for the project.
It took Navka Construction Co., of Newark, the general contractor, five months to complete the renovations, which included an improved deck, construction of a handicapped access concrete ramp to accommodate wheelchairs and new steps leading to the deck from the bridge’s south end.
The span provides a link for pedestrians to access an entrance to West Hudson Park, which straddles the Kearny/ Harrison border.
– Ron Leir