Bergen Arches is the common name for the Erie Railroad’s mile-long, under-utilized railroad trench that once served four passenger rails in Jersey City, NJ.

The Bergen Arches Preservation Coalition (BAPC) aims to create legal access to the Arches by establishing a shared use nature path as a main portion of the East Coast Greenway—a national trail that runs from Maine to Florida. The main mission of BAPC is to educate the community on the benefits of preserving the existing ecology and historical structure of the site, and the potential of an infrastructure re-use project.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Railway
Status Advocacy & Design
Size 700 acres, 1 mile


Project Leader Rahid Cornejo

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