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Bridge Inspections Planned After Crash

Tue., Nov. 26, 1996, midnight

Federal regulators said Monday that they planned to inspect all of the nation’s 200 or so moving railroad bridges after a misaligned rail on a moving bridge across the Hackensack River knocked an Amtrak train off the tracks early Saturday and sent it crashing into a marsh in Secaucus, N.J.

Federal Railroad Administration inspectors will look at every moving bridge by Dec. 31, said Edward R. English, the agency’s director of safety, who added that the bridges had worked well for decades.


 
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