The Annie Drawbridge
The NX Annie Drawbridge is an out of service drawbridge that has been left in its raised position built by the Erie Railroad.
The bascule bridge was once part of the Newark Branch. It is a moveable bridge.
The bridge was built as a double-track structure, but after the elimination of commuter train service it was changed to single track service. Freight train service continued through the creation of Conrail in 1976, but the bridge was abandoned in the 70s.
In 1982 it was used in the filming of "Annie" which is why it is often referred to as the "Annie Bridge".
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura Gonzalez is a photographer, blogger and historian currently residing in Newark, New Jersey.