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NJ river bridge opens, gets stuck; trains stopped

Bridge over NJ river opens to allow marine traffic to pass, then gets stuck; trains suspended By The Associated Press

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) ' A New Jersey river bridge that opened to allow marine traffic to pass has gotten stuck in that position, suspending train service.

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says the Portal Bridge became stuck in the open position Wednesday night. The cause of the problem hasn't been determined.

The Portal is a swing bridge, with part of it swinging open to let vessels on the Hackensack River go by. It connects Secaucus and Kearny (KAR'-nee).

Service on the Northeast Corridor and the New Jersey coastline has been affected. NJ Transit's Midtown Direct service between Newark's Penn Station and New York's Penn Station has been suspended.

Amtrak owns the bridge. It hasn't returned a telephone call seeking comment on what happened.

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