NJ.com:Plan would turn ex-Jersey City rail line into massive park

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A Berlin architecture firm has teamed with a local arts organization to present a wild new plan for the historic Bergen Arches that would turn the former rail corridor into a massive new public park.

Renderings courtesy of So + So Studio show the currently overgrown and unused Bergen Arches replaced by elevated walkways, a bike lane and open green space. The mile-long former rail line, which runs mostly parallel to Route 139, is a narrow passageway burrowed through a portion of the Palisades in the early 20th Century to bring Erie Lackawanna Railroad passengers to the Pavonia Avenue terminal.