Officials broke ground Friday on the first piece of a complex and costly project to rebuild and replace the aging rail infrastructure that carries thousands of New Jersey commuters daily into New York.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-Paramus, said Friday that “we’re turning the page” by getting the $1.5 billion bridge started.

 “Historically, projects like the Portal Bridge have transcended partisanship,” he said.

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