Monday, October 5, 2015

America’s Top Container Ports

Turning limitations into assets led Port of New York and New Jersey authorities to recently deepen the port’s harbor to 50 feet and raise the Bayonne Bridge by 64 feet. Previously, the port’s infrastructure restricted larger container ships, admits Richard Larrabee, director of Port Commerce. The port is also benefiting from a $700 million investment in on-dock rail infrastructure, which streamlines the handling of the region’s key vehicle, plastic and wood pulp exports."

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Port Authority Announces Revised Timeline for Bayonne Bridge Project

New Jersey Business Magazine: "Navigational clearance at the Bayonne Bridge for the world’s largest container ships under the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s ambitious “Raise the Roadway” project is now expected in late 2017, according to the agency’s revised timetable for the complex undertaking.  Project completion is expected in mid-2019, potentially resulting in an increase in total project costs of approximately 15 percent."

Bayonne Bridge delay: Can't anybody here play this game? (commentary) "The Bayonne is generally the most unsung of the four bridges that touch the Island. But it's a crucial link in that it gives North Shore residents in particular an option if the Outerbridge Crossing and the Goethals Bridge are jammed with traffic."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bayonne Bridge closure for this weekend shortened to just tonight due to weather "The Bayonne Bridge closure for this weekend has been shortened to last only from Friday night to Saturday morning in anticipation of stormy weather, the Port Authority has announced.

The bridge was previously scheduled to close from 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Monday; it is now scheduled to close from 11:59 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, the bi-state agency said."

Bayonne Bridge to close from 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Monday "The weekend closure was scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts, the bi-state agency said, adding that the Bayonne Bridge shuttle service will not operate this weekend."

Connect With The Port Authority

Navigation Clearance Project - Bayonne Bridge - The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "If you have any questions related to the Bayonne Bridge project, please send us an email at or call 855-265-5482."

Bayonne Bridge construction set back by two years, Port Authority announces "Construction on the Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway" project has been set back by two years and won't be completed until mid-2019, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today."

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Update - 9/29/2015

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information to the City of Bayonne about the Bayonne Bridge construction project."

Friday, September 25, 2015

Partial weekend closures scheduled for Bayonne Bridge " The Bayonne Bridge will be closed all day Saturday to accommodate "Raise the Roadway" construction.

Closures will span from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, until 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27."

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How Lengthy Environmental Review Harms the Environment

Philip K. Howard: "Environmental review has instead evolved into an agonizing crawl through years of meetings and mind-numbing detail. A project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge has almost no environmental impact -- it uses the same foundations and right of way -- but nonetheless required a 10,000 page environmental assessment."

Port Authority Photographer Mike Dombrowski: One Man Show |

Port Authority: "These photos by Mike Dombrowski need no words.  But since my role as editor compels me to write something, how about jaw-dropping, mind-boggling, thrilling, compelling and often amazingly beautiful. I could go on, but words only get in the way.  Please click on any image that strikes your fancy and enter into the world of Port Authority infrastructure as captured in a way you’ve never seen before.  I promise you’ll be hooked."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bayonne Bridge progress

The Newtown Pentacle: "Your humble narrator was onboard solely to photograph this time around, and I soon found myself focusing in on the Bayonne Bridge reconstruction project."