Path to progress



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

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