The Embankment: Jersey City, New Jersey

The Embankment: Jersey City, New Jersey

Jessica Hubbard

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Located among nine historic districts in downtown jersey city, the embankment is an elevated structure that once supported the tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad to the Hudson river waterfront. as of 1999, the structure itself is also recognized on the state register of historic places and is identified as a municipal landmark. running east to west on sixth street , the embankment is broken into 6 different blocks and is approximately a half mile long. built in 1902, the embankment is constructed from massive sandstone and granite blocks. up until 1996, each segment had been connected by plate girder bridges. as this railway cut through primarily residential zones, it has historically had a great impact on local life, and regional economic and social development.