Hudson Board of Commissioners Apply For NJDOT Grant to Repair Jersey City’s JFK Blvd. Columbus Bridge

The Hudson County Board of Commissioners have approved the County’s decision to apply for and accept a $400,637 grant, if awarded, from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for repairs to the Columbus Bridge and other Hudson County roads.

The purpose of the grant is to repair the Columbus Bridge on John F. Kennedy Boulevard over the Conrail Track and Path Station in Journal Square in Jersey City.  The bridge carrying the boulevard was designed by consulting engineer Abraham Burton Cohen and completed in 1926 when JFK Boulevard was known as Hudson Boulevard.  After President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the street was renamed.

The funds, if allocated, will come from the 2021 Local Bridges Fund Program.

A County press releases says, “Hudson County Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Board of Commissioners are committed in their resolve in providing the necessary resources needed to reconstruct, improve and repair Hudson County roads.”