Monday, February 20, 2017

New Bayonne Bridge Roadway - Opening Day

Vintage photos: A look back at construction of the Bayonne Bridge

NJ.com: "The span, which is not complete, was built while the original roadway was still being used. Now that the new bridge -- 215 feet above the Kill Van Kull, is allowing traffic, the lower span will be taken apart piece by piece."

Bayonne Bridge reopens after years of construction work (Video)

abc7ny.com: "The Bayonne Bridge officially reopened Monday, after years of construction to raise its deck."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

How Port Authority’s ‘suicide squad’ fights for others' lives

NY Daily News: "No suicides were reported on the other bridges run by the Port Authority in 2016, which include the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing — all in Staten Island."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to open one lane in both directions

Hudson Reporter: "Initially, one lane will be open in each direction, but by the bridge’s expected full completion in 2019, four twelve-foot lanes will span the bridge along with a ten-foot shared pedestrian and cyclist path, inner and outer shoulders, and a median barrier. "

Bayonne Bridge - February 18, 2017


Friday, February 17, 2017

The new roadway opens to the public on Monday and this will also become a "Cash-Less Crossing

Bayonne Office of Emergency Management: "The Bayonne Bridge’s new elevated roadway will open to drivers on Monday at 5 a.m., ushering in a new era for the 85-year-old arch bridge that will now become the Port Authority’s first all-cashless tolling facility."

Cashless Tolling - Bayonne Bridge (Video)

The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "On February 20, 2017, the Bayonne Bridge will begin a Cashless Toll Collection operation and no longer accept cash toll payments. The toll booths will be replaced with overhead equipment that instantly reads a vehicle’s E-ZPass tag. If a vehicle doesn't have an E-ZPass tag, a photograph will be taken of its license plate and a toll bill will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle."

Port Authority $32.2B spending includes Goethals, Bayonne bridges

SILive.com: "The 2017-2026 capital plan approved Thursday includes what's needed to complete the $1.5 billion Goethals Bridge replacement project, as well as funds to finish rebuilding the Bayonne Bridge, a $1.6 billion project that raises the bridge so larger ships can pass underneath."

Bayonne Bridge's new elevated roadway set to open

NJ.com: "On February 20, we will make history,'' Steven Plate, the Port Authority's chief of major capital projects, said in a statement. "The Bayonne Bridge, a marvel of 20th century engineering, will become a groundbreaking innovation of the 21st century."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of NY & NJ - Alerts & Advisories: The bridge will be closed from Friday, February 17, 9 p.m. around-the-clock until 5 a.m. Monday, February 20.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cashless Tolls Coming To New Bayonne Bridge

CBS New York: "Instead of slowing through toll booths drivers will maintain their speed. Electronic devices will collect money from drivers through E-ZPass, or a bill will be sent in the mail for those who pay with cash."

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, re-open Saturday

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. and it will remain closed until Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."