Saturday, December 3, 2016

FMC Doyle remarks for North American Ports Association

AJOT.COM: "In New York and New Jersey, work continues on raising the Bayonne Bridge’s clearance from 151 feet to 211 feet. The Port Authority reports that vehicles will begin using the new upper roadway deck by mid-2017 with larger ships being able to pass under the bridge by late 2017. Additionally, a $2.1 billion project to dredge the harbor to 50 feet was completed last month. Capacity and efficiency gains will also be made from a $1.6 million grant from MARAD to improve the Port’s barge program and to create the first-of-its-kind New York Harbor Crane Operators Training Center."

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cashless tolls will come with stiff penalties for drivers who don't pay

SILive.com: "The Port Authority recently announced that when the new roadway opens next year, the Bayonne Bridge will become an all-electronic tolling (AET) facility. In addition, all MTA facilities plan on going cashless during 2017, starting with the tunnels at the beginning of the year, as part of a project announced in October by Gov. Andrew Cuomo."

Bayonne Bridge Weekend Schedule

Bayonne Bridge: The bridge will be closed from Friday, December 2, 11:59 p.m. around-the-clock until 8 a.m. Sunday, December 4.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bayonne Bridge open this weekend; closures resume next week

SILive.com: "After a week of being open around-the-clock, the Bayonne Bridge will resume closures for construction starting Monday, Nov. 28."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bayonne Briefs

Hudson Reporter: "The two-lane roadway just completed is intended as the northbound road, but the PANYNJ said one of the lanes will allow for southbound traffic while two additional lanes are installed. The road is expected to be open to motorists by the second quarter of 2017. The old road underneath is due to be removed in 2017, allowing more navigational clearance, while a two-lane southbound roadway is due for completion in 2019. The completion date was postponed in 2015 due to inclement weather in the winters of 2014 and 2015 as well as unanticipated repairs and modifications to the bridge."

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bayonne Bridge travelers get break from closures next week

NJ.com: "On Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 the bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will then remain open through the Thanksgiving holiday week, and will close again at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28. "

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday

WOPULAR: "The Bayonne Bridge is scheduled to close on Friday, Nov. 18, and remain closed until the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19."

Friday, November 18, 2016

Bayonne Bridge Blog Achieves 100,000 Hits

I have run this blog since 2009 when it was obvious that the bridge was going to be redesigned or rebuilt. I live about 1/2 block away from the base of the bridge, so I started this blog to record and track its progress and development as a service to the neighborhood and region.  Today we hit over 100,000 hits/visits. Thank you!

I will continue to update the blog until the project is completed (and maybe thereafter). Until then, I thank you again for visiting the site and hope you have the opportunity to travel over this historical arch now, or at some point, in the future.

See you at 200,000 hits!

Bayonne Bridgeman

Bayonne Bridge travelers get break from closures next week

NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge will stay open for the majority of next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Port Authority officials announced. The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Saturday to accommodate construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project, which will elevate the span to 215 feet above the water.  On Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 the bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will then remain open through the Thanksgiving holiday week, and will close again at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28. "