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Wittpenn Bridge Closed Sat. & Sun. July 16th thru 17th 2022

Jul 13, 2022
Witt Penn Bridge in Kearny Jersey City

If you're planning on traveling this weekend from Harrison to Jersey City, be prepared for some detours. The Wittpenn Bridge will be closed from 6 am Saturday, July 16th, 2022 to 11 pm Sunday, July 17th, 2022 for painting and adjustments to the lift span machinery.

You may want to cross the Jackson Street Bridge in Harrison to the Ironbound section of Newark and make a left at the base of the bridge onto  Market Street  go fairly straight onto Ferry Street to Route 9 over the Shawn Carson / Robert Nguyen Memorial Bridge to get to Jersey City. The Detour set out by the Department of Transportation is not exactly the best way to get to Jersey City from Harrison. Can follow the route back to Harrison by just reversing it.  Except instead of Ferry Street and Market Street, on the way back you just get on Raymond Boulevard for a straight run to the Jackson Street bridge.

The Detour set up by the New Jersey Department of Transportation is as follows:


The following detours will be in place:

Route 7 eastbound detour:

  • Route 7 eastbound traffic will be directed to take the exit to Fish House Road southbound
  • Fish House Road becomes Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Turn left onto Central Avenue
  • Take the ramp to Route 1&9 Truck north
  • Bear left at the traffic signal at Communipaw Avenue to stay on Route 1&9 Truck
  • Follow Route 1&9 Truck to Route 1&9

Route 1&9 southbound to Route 7 westbound detour:

  • Route 1&9 southbound traffic wishing to take Route 7 westbound over the Wittpenn Bridge will be directed to take the exit for Route 1&9 Truck southbound (also known as Charlotte Circle)
  • Follow Route 1&9 Truck southbound to Communipaw Avenue where it bears right to the Hackensack River Bridge.
  • Follow Route 1&9 Truck southbound across the Hackensack River Bridge
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue north
  • Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, which becomes Fish House Road
  • Follow Fish House Road to Route 7 westbound

Photo Credit: New Jersey Department of Transportation & Google Maps