Monday, February 20, 2017

New Bayonne Bridge Roadway - Opening Day

Vintage photos: A look back at construction of the Bayonne Bridge "The span, which is not complete, was built while the original roadway was still being used. Now that the new bridge -- 215 feet above the Kill Van Kull, is allowing traffic, the lower span will be taken apart piece by piece."

Bayonne Bridge reopens after years of construction work (Video) "The Bayonne Bridge officially reopened Monday, after years of construction to raise its deck."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

How Port Authority’s ‘suicide squad’ fights for others' lives

NY Daily News: "No suicides were reported on the other bridges run by the Port Authority in 2016, which include the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing — all in Staten Island."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to open one lane in both directions

Hudson Reporter: "Initially, one lane will be open in each direction, but by the bridge’s expected full completion in 2019, four twelve-foot lanes will span the bridge along with a ten-foot shared pedestrian and cyclist path, inner and outer shoulders, and a median barrier. "

Bayonne Bridge - February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

The new roadway opens to the public on Monday and this will also become a "Cash-Less Crossing

Bayonne Office of Emergency Management: "The Bayonne Bridge’s new elevated roadway will open to drivers on Monday at 5 a.m., ushering in a new era for the 85-year-old arch bridge that will now become the Port Authority’s first all-cashless tolling facility."

Cashless Tolling - Bayonne Bridge (Video)

The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "On February 20, 2017, the Bayonne Bridge will begin a Cashless Toll Collection operation and no longer accept cash toll payments. The toll booths will be replaced with overhead equipment that instantly reads a vehicle’s E-ZPass tag. If a vehicle doesn't have an E-ZPass tag, a photograph will be taken of its license plate and a toll bill will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle."

Port Authority $32.2B spending includes Goethals, Bayonne bridges "The 2017-2026 capital plan approved Thursday includes what's needed to complete the $1.5 billion Goethals Bridge replacement project, as well as funds to finish rebuilding the Bayonne Bridge, a $1.6 billion project that raises the bridge so larger ships can pass underneath."

Bayonne Bridge's new elevated roadway set to open "On February 20, we will make history,'' Steven Plate, the Port Authority's chief of major capital projects, said in a statement. "The Bayonne Bridge, a marvel of 20th century engineering, will become a groundbreaking innovation of the 21st century."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of NY & NJ - Alerts & Advisories: The bridge will be closed from Friday, February 17, 9 p.m. around-the-clock until 5 a.m. Monday, February 20.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cashless Tolls Coming To New Bayonne Bridge

CBS New York: "Instead of slowing through toll booths drivers will maintain their speed. Electronic devices will collect money from drivers through E-ZPass, or a bill will be sent in the mail for those who pay with cash."

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, re-open Saturday "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. and it will remain closed until Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."