Homeland Security grant funds camera installation on NJ rail bridges"These security cameras are to protect critical infrastructure sites"
By Rebecca Forand
South Jersey Times
GLOUCESTER COUNTY — The Gloucester County freeholders approved a resolution Wednesday authorizing cameras to be installed on two railroad bridges.
Initiated by the county prosecutor’s office, the project will put surveillance equipment on bridges over Raccoon Creek in Logan Township and Mantua Creek in Paulsboro that serve rail traffic. “These security cameras are to protect critical infrastructure sites,” said Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the county prosecutor’s office.
On Nov. 30, the Mantua Creek bridge collapsed when seven cars of an 84-car train derailed over it. While this project is aimed at monitoring the structures if something like this should occur again, it was planned well before the incident, according to Weisenfeld.