Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bayonne Bridge to remain open this weekend "The span had originally been scheduled to close overnight Friday, but that closure has been cancelled due to the weather, according to the Port Authority."

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bayonne Bridge to remain open this weekend "According to the Port Authority, there are no plans to close the span, which will be open to traffic through the weekend."

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6 ways the Bayonne Bridge project has fueled business at Port of NY/NJ "Port Authority officials say the completion of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project is helping the Port of New York and New Jersey set new records for volume records, "shattering" the existing highs established two years ago. 
As a result of the project, which saw the Bayonne Bridge raised from 151 feet to 215 feet to allow larger ships access to the port's marine facilities in Newark, Elizabeth and Staten Island, cargo volume was up 5.3 percent from 2015, when the previous record as set."

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bayonne Bridge will close for 'emergency repairs' today, Port Authority says "The Port Authority announced that the Bayonne Bridge's southbound lanes to New York will close at 2 p.m. today for emergency construction.

The closing will last for approximately two hours while crews can work on the bridge, the Port Authority said. It is unclear what the construction work entails."

Port of NY/NJ reaches new heights in 2017

American Shipper: "During the year, 2,011 containerships called the port, down from 2,184 calls in 2016 and 2,251 in 2015. “The fewer vessel calls illustrate that much of the containerized cargo coming into the port is arriving in larger more environmentally friendly ships, a trend the port expects will continue now that the Bayonne Bridge has been raised,” the port explained in a statement.
   The Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which was completed in June 2017, raised the clearance under the crossing from 151 feet to 215 feet, allowing ships as large as 18,000 TEUs to sail beneath the bridge to port facilities in Newark, Elizabeth and Staten Island.
   In the wake of the bridge raising, one of the port’s major shipping lines, CMA CGM, began a new service to the port using primarily 14,000-TEU ships.
   “The investment we made to raise the Bayonne Bridge is clearly paying dividends by driving up cargo volumes and significantly boosting the jobs and economic activity the port generates for the region,” Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said."

Monday, February 5, 2018

Trump's infrastructure push aims to shrink already condensed environmental process

USA Today: "Many of the principles the Trump administration is embracing were articulated in a report titled Two Years not Ten Years issued in 2015 by a non-partisan group called the Common Good.

Its chairman, Philip K. Howard, used the raising of the Bayonne Bridge that connects Staten Island with New Jersey as a classic example of government bureaucracy run amok.

The project required 47 permits from 19 different federal, state, and local agencies, he told lawmakers. It took six months to pick the lead agency for environmental review and another year to agree on the scope of review even though the construction "had virtually no environmental impact" because it used the same right of way and foundations as the old bridge, he said. The final environmental assessment ran 10,000 pages, with another 10,000 pages of appendices."

Friday, February 2, 2018

Bergen Point Ferry

tugster: a waterblog: "Here’s another photo shared by Ingrid Staats.  If you’ve been to this blog before, you recognize the bridge, but what are Vega and Altair you might wonder.  The ferries are aptly named, since they are two characters in a Chinese love story, Vega the weaver girl and Altair the cowherd."

Construction to Begin Soon on Bayonne’s Tallest Buildings

Jersey Digs: "Greenman said that this development is a “well-situated project” because of the site’s close proximity to the light rail, Route 440, the Bayonne Bridge, and the Broadway business district."

Saturday, January 27, 2018

West 1st Street Closing Notice

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "In a letter to residents of the 1st Street area in Bayonne, the Port Authority has advised them that it will be closing West 1st Street as early as Friday, January 26, 2018 to erect the new support structure for the Bayonne Bridge. This closure will last until approximately fall 2018. While West 1st Street is closed, vehicles can continue to enter from Avenue A for local access only – no through traffic can travel under the bridge. Also during the closure, vehicles cannot park under the Bayonne Bridge."