Friday, January 20, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of NY & NJ: The bridge will be closed from "Friday, January 20, 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, January 21"

Bayonne Bridge deck elevation progress January 20, 2016

Flickr: Recent photos of bridge elevation progress.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bayonne bridge construction update

Hudson TV: "On the new roadway from 6th Street o the bridge’s main span, workers are continuing to install lighting, drainage systems, electrical systems, the barrier wall, and other roadway-related structures."

Bayonne Bridge; 1/16/2017. 8x10 Wet Plate Collodion Tintype. Taken with a pinhole camera @f/293. Exposure time 12 minutes.

Imgur: Tintype photo.

NY-NJ appointment system cuts truck turns without major hitch

JOC: "The system, at just one of out of six terminals at the largest port on the East Coast, is designed to improve drayage efficiency. Such efficiency at the port is critical as it prepares to meet the increased workload and additional systemic stress expected after the completion of a project at the end of this year to raise the Bayonne Bridge. The project will enable ships that can carry more than 10,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units to stop at all four of the port’s main terminals. Only one — Global Container Terminal — is at present accessible to big ships because they can’t get under the bridge."

Is 2017 the Year of the Anticipated Coastal Import Shift?

Colliers International: "ALL EYES ON THE BAYONNE BRIDGE: New York-New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast, is still expected to be the main beneficiary of any increase in inbound container volume from the Panama Canal expansion. This is because of its proximity to the largest population concentration on the East Coast and the recent dredging project that deepened its harbor to 50 feet."

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Where the Second Avenue Subway Went Wrong

The New Yorker: "When New Jersey wanted to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, it took five years, and twenty thousand pages of paperwork, for the project to get under way. Obviously, environmental and workplace standards are important, but a recent paper by Philip Howard, the chairman of Common Good, suggests that a more streamlined regulatory process, like those found in many developed countries, could save hundreds of billions of dollars."

Monday, January 16, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Schedule: January 20 - 21, 2017 : City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform an Extended Friday Closure (EFC). The bridge will close at 9pm Friday, January 20, and reopen by 10pm Saturday, January 21."

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Erin McAllister and More

tugster: a waterblog: " I was interested in the ship because a friend had assisted docking when she arrived ."

Port Authority wants to go after your license, registration if you cheat tolls "Port Authority officials will ask New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission to suspend the registration privilege of chronic toll violators, similar to what is now done in New York State, as the agency moves to cashless toll collection."

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Port Authority of NY & NJ posts for public comment proposed $32.2 billion draft 10-year capital plan

AJOT.COM: "These investments include $578 million for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which will allow larger more efficient ships to access the Port of New York and New Jersey; $364 million for the Port Wharf and Berth Replacement Program; $164 million for the port and rail cargo facility at Greenville Yard; and $162 million for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project."

Friday, January 13, 2017

As MTA expects new head, Staten Island waits with bated breath "It also got a promise from Prendergast of $5 million to study the proposed West Shore light rail, which would run about 13 miles from Richmond Valley to Elm Park, carrying commuters over the Bayonne Bridge to connect with New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line."

Bayonne Bridge, Holland Tunnel lane closures scheduled "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m. Saturday, to accommodate construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project, which will elevate the bridge's roadway to provide navigational clearance for neo-Panamax container vessels."