Aging railroad bridges cross many of New Jersey’s waterways. Many of the bridges are used to move highly flammable hazardous materials, including Bakken crude oil, throughout our state. The condition of bridges has been virtually unknown because there is no state or federal requirement for railroad companies to disclose bridge inspection reports, until now.
Take Action: Contact your local or state representatives and ask that they make a request for a bridge inspection report. The request can only be made for a bridge in the jurisdiction that they represent. Then ask them to share that information with the community.
See this factsheet created by the Waterkeeper and Riverkeeper titled, The Fast Act: Public Bridge Inspection Report Requests for more information.