Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bayonne Bridge Update | The City of Bayonne, NJ

Bayonne Bridge Update | The City of Bayonne, NJ: "Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advised the City of Bayonne concerning the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project."

Monday, December 15, 2014

Federal, State regulations delay much needed repairs on America's bridges - CBS News

Federal, State regulations delay much needed repairs on America's bridges - CBS News: ""It took four years, but by infrastructure standards, that's very quick. Most projects take five, six, seven, eight, more than 10 years to get to construction," Bayonne Bridge program director Joann Papageorgis said."

Ports expand -- at the expense of America's poor? | MSNBC

Ports expand -- at the expense of America's poor? | MSNBC: "So how exactly does the Panama Canal expansion affect Jersey? Perhaps the biggest aspect of the project is the planned raising of the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, which connects New Jersey with Staten Island, New York. The move would allow for bigger and taller cargo ships, some coming from the Panama Canal to pass beneath it and drop off cargo containers in and out of nearby Port Newark. Several ports around the country are similarly renovating and gearing up for the larger ships to come through."

Bayonne Bridge closures this week | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge closures this week | NJ.com: "As part of its "Raise the Roadway Navigational Clearance Project," the Port Authority has announced the Bayonne Bridge will be closed this week Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at 9 p.m. until the following mornings at 5 a.m., as well as 11:59 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday."

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tappan Zee Bridge: Woman of steel finds work riveting

Tappan Zee Bridge: Woman of steel finds work riveting: "County Fabricators secured its first Tappan Zee contract 18 months ago and its eight full-time workers have been busy ever since.

About 80 percent of their work is related to the project, although it has done jobs for both the Goethals and Bayonne bridge rebuilds.

"This is a great time in New York to be involved in civil construction and fabrication," Benza said. "There's a lot of really exciting stuff going on.""

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Video: Residents Concerned Bayonne Bridge Project | Watch NJTV News Online | TPT Video

Video: Residents Concerned Bayonne Bridge Project | Watch NJTV News Online | TPT Video: "The Port Authority's project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is causing noise, dust and vibrations that have nearby residents worried."

Hudson Reporter - Making progress Raise the Roadway project hitting new plateaus

Hudson Reporter - Making progress Raise the Roadway project hitting new plateaus: "The $743 million Raise the Roadway project for the Bayonne Bridge is clicking on all cylinders, with the expected completion of a gantry crane to move materials across the span, an increased optimism from some area residents, and about a quarter of the work completed."




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Port Strategy - Shout about the benefits

Port Strategy - Shout about the benefits: "As the year winds down, I am reflecting on a rather large missed opportunity. New York's radio stations, and their TV counterparts, have been quite diligent in announcing a weekend closure of the Bayonne Bridge for construction and closures during weekdays - all part of the “Raise the Roadway” project."

Saturday, December 6, 2014

NY-NJ port sets volume record, preps for 2015 | JOC.com

NY-NJ port sets volume record, preps for 2015 | JOC.com: "The Port of New York and New Jersey handled record container volume in October, and port officials report progress on a broad effort to prepare for larger ships expected to accompany the mid-2016 raising of the Bayonne Bridge."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bayonne Bridge Update | The City of Bayonne, NJ

Bayonne Bridge Update | The City of Bayonne, NJ: "The assembly of the gantry is 95% complete.  The gantry will have a load and performance test on December 8. This gantry will carry the pre-cast roadway slabs to the new piers.  The piers are the columns that will hold up the roadway.  The crane height will start at 120 feet and then grow to 300 feet once it gets closer to the Kill Van Kull.

Port Authority announces its 2015 budget via Twitter | NJ.com

Port Authority announces its 2015 budget via Twitter | NJ.com: "The $7.8 billion combined spending plan includes: a $2.9 billion operating budget; $1.1 billion in debt service; and a $3.6 billion capital plan highlighted by continuing work on the Bayonne Bridge roadway raising, replacement of the Goethals Bridge, overhauls of the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel Helix, and completion of the transportation hub plus other work at the World Trade Center site, which makes up 45 percent of capital costs."