Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bayonne Bridge re-opened for rest of weekend "The Bayonne Bridge has been re-opened for the rest of the weekend after it was previously scheduled to close for construction, according to the Port Authority's website.

The Bayonne was scheduled to close Friday night, June 23, through the weekend, and reopen Monday morning, June 26.

But due to a forecast of inclement weather, the "Raise the Roadway" construction schedule was revised; commuters were allowed back onto the bridge as of 8 a.m. Saturday, June 24."

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend – from 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 23, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 26 – to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing."

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Steel Rope, Making History in Lower Manhattan |

PANYNJ: "Next year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian-New York — located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in Lower Manhattan — will help students learn about these technological achievements, with a little help from the Port Authority. The agency recently donated to the museum a five-foot length of steel suspender rope from the Bayonne Bridge, one of the 152 original steel ropes that held up its 9,800-ton roadway for 85 years.

Made of more than 200 tightly wrapped steel wires, the suspender rope was removed as part of the Port Authority’s “Raise the Roadway” project, which will permit ultra-large container ships to navigate the Kill van Kull."

NJ Specialty Food Companies Headed to Summer Fancy Food Show

Total Food Service: "The Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast and the third largest port in North America, makes it easy for food companies to import and export products and reach customers around the world. A $1.3 billion project to raise the clearance of the Bayonne Bridge will be completed this summer, creating even more opportunities for food companies that want to expand their operations into the Asian market. The project will push the bridge’s clearance from 150 to 215 feet to accommodate the largest neo-Panamax ships that can now transverse the Panama Canal. Plus, with more than 9,000 farms and thousands of suppliers and retailers, food companies can access the partners and customers they need to flourish. "

EARTHCAM Timelapse of Bayonne Bridge

InfrastructureUSA: Citizen Dialogue About Civil Infrastructure (Video): "Progress on the Port Authority’s Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project as of May 2017. Watch the iconic bridge gain a new roadway deck, 215 feet above mean high water – and watch as workers begin to remove the lower deck. The original roadway’s removal will allow navigational clearance for the new generation of larger, more efficient and environmentally beneficial container vessels."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bayshore Concrete has come a long way since building of Chesapeake Bay Bridge "Bayshore is also providing girders for the arrival and departure levels for the redeveloped Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York City and the segmental substructure and superstructure for the Bayonne Bridge which connects Bayonne, N.J., to Staten Island, N.Y."

Bayonne Bridge Update

TAPinto: "Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and will reopen by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOP mayoral candidate Paul Massey reveals plan for transit fixes

NY Daily News: "A spokeswoman for Massey later said that running PATH over the Bayonne would require “a new infrastructure.” Another option, she said, would be to use an existing freight right of way that runs through Bayonne, though there is no existing freight rail connection directly between Bayonne and Staten Island."

New Bayonne Clearance Certified

PaintSquare News: "The U.S. Coast Guard has certified the clearance of the newly raised Bayonne Bridge, marking a new milestone for the “Raise the Roadway” project on the span, between New Jersey and Staten Island.

The bridge’s new navigational clearance of 215 feet, 64 higher than the span’s previous clearance, was certified June 8, meaning so-called “New Panamax” ships can now pass beneath it."

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Logistically Minded: US manufacturing is in decline — fact or fiction?

Supply Chain Dive: "In the short-term, greater volumes and larger ships have led a wide number of ports to raise bridges and deepen their waters to make room. In fact, the first 10,000 TEU-plus ship is scheduled to pass under the recently-raised Bayonne Bridge to the Port of New York and New Jersey, reports. Further south, ports have been recording record volumes due to the completion of their dredging projects."

Featured Project: Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program (BBNCP) Construction Management

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.: "The project involves building a new roadway 64 feet above the existing road. The new roadway includes two 30-foot-9-inch roadways with two 12-foot lanes each, a median divider, and 4-foot-9-inch shoulders. There is also a new bikeway and walkway being constructed along the entire length of the bridge, with access ramps to replace stairs."

Friday, June 16, 2017

First Panamax ship travels under Bayonne Bridge

Hudson Reporter: "The Raise the Roadway project that began in May of 2013 has progressed to the point where a Neo Panamax cargo ship could pass underneath the Bayonne Bridge for the first time. It happened on Thursday, June 8. Neo-Panamax ships were already reaching GVT Bayonne on the eastern shore, but now can access a lot more. "

To advance Trump's infrastructure program, red tape has to go

Chicago Tribune: "Individual steps have also gotten steeper. Environmental impact statements originally required only about 10 pages. Today, they often run 300. One for the Bayonne Bridge in New York City, which was a mere refurbishment of an old asset, filled 10,000 pages. Lawsuits are used by opponents both for delay and for leverage."

Another Voice: Raising of the Bayonne Bridge could benefit WNY

The Buffalo News: "As a relief valve for the Port of New York and New Jersey, there is the potential to bring containers headed to the Midwest, Southern Ontario or Toronto here directly from dockside at the port and distribute them from Western New York."

Ocean Alliance Calls APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

Marine Link: "Larger ship calls to the Port of New York/New Jersey’s Newark Bay terminals have been made possible by the raising of the Bayonne Bridge on the channel into Newark Bay.
The roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, linking New Jersey with Staten Island, and originally completed in 1932, has now been raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters), 64 feet (19.5 meters) above the bridge’s original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance."

Infographic: APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

Port Technology International: "Larger ship calls to the Port of NY-NJ’s Newark Bay terminals have been made possible by the raising of the Bayonne Bridge on the channel into Newark Bay.

The roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, linking New Jersey with Staten Island, and originally completed in 1932, has now been raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters), 64 feet (19.5 meters) above the bridge’s original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance. This will permit ships of up to 18,000 TEU to enter Newark Bay, including the APM Terminals Port Elizabeth terminal, as of June 30, 2017."

To Cure Commuting Woes, Staten Island Considers a Light Rail to Bayonne

Jersey Digs: "New York State lawmakers convinced the MTA to spend $4 million to study a proposed Light Rail between Staten Island and New Jersey. Called the West Shore Light Rail and conceived over 10 years ago, it would run the 13 miles between Richmond Valley and Elm Park on Staten Island and then connect to New Jersey over the Bayonne Bridge."