ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The replacement of the 103-year-old Gordon Street Bridge is in sight. Due to the complicated nature of the project, the design phase is expected to take approximately 18 months.

Located near the western end of the border between Roselle Park and Roselle, it spans the railroad tracks between the two boroughs, at Gordon Street in Roselle. It connects two major east-west arteries, Route 28 and Route 610, which run parallel to the tracks on either side.

“The Gordon Street Bridge project underscores the importance of infrastructure to economic development,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “We expect that an update of this key connector will help businesses in Union County fill their transportation needs more effectively, create more convenience for commuters and travelers, and enhance our emergency response.”

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The Bridge plays an important role in Union County’s roadway network, as one of only four railroad crossings between Roselle Park and Roselle. Of those four, only two are bridges. The other two crossings are below or at the grade level of the railway.

It has been called an “orphan” bridge because it has no owner. Union County has been designated to oversee the design phase, which has been fully funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through an arrangement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.