Tuesday, December 29, 2009

YouTube - There She Blows

YouTube - There She Blows: "80-year-old bridge demolished over Lake Champlain."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sydport expansion's major backer down, but not out - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Nova Scotia News: "The (height of the) Bayonne Bridge is a major problem for New York, (and) there are three competing bids to privatize Norfolk, evidencing that the market understands Norfolk's unique position.'"

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Construction on Bayonne Bridge could cause delays

Construction on Bayonne Bridge could cause delays Saturday | Staten Island Featured Entries - Breaking News - - SILive.com: "One lane on the Staten Island-bound Bayonne Bridge will be closed tomorrow morning from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for construction. In addition, there may be intermittent traffic holds of up to 15 minutes in both directions as a result of the construction."

Friday, December 18, 2009

PA: Bayonne Bridge fix could cost $2 billion | Journal of Commerce

PA: Bayonne Bridge fix could cost $2 billion | Journal of Commerce: "'We are looking at all the alternatives, including a tunnel, building another bridge, or raising the level of the existing bridge,' Larrabee said. 'It's not a matter of if but of when.'"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nation’sPort Annual Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Bayonne Bridge Air Draft Options Report from Nation’sPort January 23, 2009 Annual Meeting (PowerPoint needed to view).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Political Exchange: Swift Action Needed on Bayonne Bridge Problem

Political Exchange - NJBIZ.com: "How should Bayonne Bridge height clearance issues be addressed?" Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley (D-Jersey City) and Senator Steve V. Oroho (R-Sparta) provide their views.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Money in Place for Bayonne Crossing Mall

Money in place for mall - NJ.com: "All the financing to build the $83 million Bayonne Crossing Mall project is now in place, officials announced this week."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Baltimore Getting Ready for 2014

50 years, 50 feet at Baltimore | Journal of Commerce: "Baltimore’s main competitor, the Port of Virginia, already has a 50-foot depth and will benefit from development of Norfolk Southern’s intermodal Heartland Corridor. The Port of New York and New Jersey is on track to finish dredging its main channels to 50 feet by 2013, but large ships’ access to the port’s busiest terminals will remain impeded by the tight 151-foot clearance under the Bayonne Bridge."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Voice of the People for Nov. 22, 2009

Voice of the People for Nov. 22, 2009: "Coming or going?

Bayonne, N.J.: There's a proposal to raise the Bayonne Bridge at a cost of billions so that larger container ships can pass under it. Are these ships delivering U.S. exports to the world? Or are they bringing in more imports and increasing our trade deficit? This should be an important factor in deciding whether to raise the bridge."

A Bridge Too Near

The Roundtable December 4, 2009 | Journal of Commerce: "Port Director Rick Larrabee, told an industry audience Thursday night that the agency is determined to solve the bridge problem, but that such a huge fiscal and policy decision deserves careful examination."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Port Authority of N.Y., N.J. proposed budget calls for 150 job cuts | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com

Port Authority of N.Y., N.J. proposed budget calls for 150 job cuts | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's 2010 preliminary budget calls for 150 job cuts and investing $3.1 billion on capital projects including the World Trade Center."  Click here for the press release.

Upcoming Project Adjacent to Bridge

Eye project start in coming year - NJ.com: "Oil giant Chevron has begun an environmental cleanup of a 70-acre area of land to the west of Bayonne Bridge to make way for a 1,200-home community overlooking the Kill Van Kull."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bayonne Bridge Wall Mural in New TD Bank

TD Bank in Bayonne donates to charity | Bayonne Now - - NJ.com: "Also at the grand opening of the new store was the unveiling of the wall mural that will be on permanent display. The mural depicts the construction of the Bayonne Bridge arch in 1930. The large, colorful wall mural was created by enhancing and colorizing an old black-and-white photo that was provided courtesy of the Bayonne Historical Society and New Jersey Port Authority."

Monday, November 30, 2009

"The port of New York has a major problem, it's called the Bayonne Bridge"

Port of Call: Private Equity - CNBC.com: "A look at the infrastructure changes needed to accommodate large vessels for Panama Canal's expansion, with Chris Lee, Highstar Capital money manager."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bayonne Bridge May Go Cashless...

From the NY Daily News: Bridges and tunnels may soon stop accepting cash in favor of E-ZPass: "The new system would be instituted on the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More on the Infrastructure Funding Dilemma

Humboldt Maritime Logistics » Blog Archive » Trying to solve the infrastructure funding dilemma: "Think you have headaches? It could be worse. You could be stuck in the middle of three-state battle over infrastructure and shipping problems with the Bayonne Bridge....

Friday, November 13, 2009

False Alarm on Bridge

Bayonne Bridge reopens after report of suspicious items | Hudson County Now - - NJ.com -The report was received at about 9:30 a.m., but an investigation revealed that the items were apparently left on the span inadvertently, perhaps by a construction contractor, according to a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Local Redevelopment

Hudson Reporter - News, Events, Classifieds, and Businesses in Hudson County, New Jersey -Now that the Bayonne Crossing mall has broken ground on the east side of Route 440 between East 22nd Street and New Hook Road, the city is looking at a possible redevelopment of yet another portion of the Route 440 corridor, part of a very hefty agenda that includes additional redevelopment sites throughout the city.

News from Port Industry Day

Port Strategy: Solving the infrastructure funding dilemma -Speakers described an ongoing battle pitting the New York region against Norfolk (to the south) and Halifax (to the north) and efforts are now underway to resolve issues surrounding the Bayonne Bridge, where new generation vessels are too big to fit underneath it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

News from the Staten Island Side...

NY1 | 24 Hour Local News | Top Stories | S.I. Residents Demand Cleanup Of Local Toxic Sites - NY1 VIDEO: More than a dozen concerned Staten Island residents met with environmental justice lawyers in Port Richmond Wednesday to pressure politicians and the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up three potentially toxic sites in the borough. Those sites are the Veterans Park and the former Jewett White Lead Factory in Port Richmond and the Manhattan Project site near the Bayonne Bridge.

Kosciuszko Bridge (Brooklyn) Replacement Pricetag

The Brooklyn Paper: The billion-dollar bridge! - The pricetag for a state plan to replace the crumbling Kosciuszko Bridge by 2017 has ballooned to more than a billion bucks to accommodate the eight-year inflation expected during the long-awaited and long-needed replacement.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

News from Staten Island...

Staten Island North Shore and West Shore Light Rails via the DOORtoDOORrealty blog  - Plans for a new light rail line on the North Shore of Staten Island have received strong support from Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro (R) and various members of New York’s congressional delegation including Senator Charles Schumer (D) and former-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D), as well as the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Morris County Impact Discussed

Morris, get ready — truck traffic could get a lot worse | dailyrecord.com | Daily Record -Expanding the [Panama] canal will enable cargo ships three times the size of those currently entering Port Newark and Port Elizabeth to pass through it, county transportation director Gerald Rohsler said last week.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bridge Issue Touching on Essex/Union County Politics

From NJ.com, Challengers in 29th District Hoping to Break Powerful Democratic Machine  - Coutinho is also hoping to keep port jobs in the area by addressing the issue of the Bayonne Bridge, which will not be high enough for newer and bigger shipping vessels. He said he is exploring options to raze the bridge, build a drawbridge or construct a tunnel.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bridge Area Business Developments

From the Hudson Reporter - Bayonne Crossing Mall to break ground.  When completed, it will generate millions of dollars in personal income and tax revenue for the Bayonne and the region.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Staten Island Perspective

From the Staten Island Independent Examiner, Development tsunami poised to engulf Staten Island waterfron: If the Bayonne Bridge isn’t made higher by 2014, it will make the Kill Van Kull an anachronism, a formerly busy waterway unable to handle the new fleet of super container ships.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nadler Wants Brooklyn Container Terminal

From the Journal of Commerce: Nadler Wants Brooklyn Container Terminal - The Port of New York and New Jersey should develop container-handling facilities in Brooklyn while continuing to expand in New Jersey and Staten Island, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told a port audience Monday.

In News From The Sister Bridge...

Picnic on Sydney Harbour Bridge - Six thousand people in Australia have tucked in to an unusual breakfast sitting on the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bridge Traffic

Projections show a 35 percent growth in traffic in the next twenty years.  Article here.

McMahon, Sires Want Remedy for the Bayonne Bridge's Height Restriction

Lawmakers find Port Authority’s 2019 completion date objectionable.  For the full article, click here.

Impact story

How will the Bayonne Bridge raising effect nearby residents? - With a number of agencies now studying ways to raise the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate new, super-sized cargo ships, Mayor Mark Smith wants to make sure the interests of residents who live near the span are taken into account.

Bayonne Bridge options considered by PANYNJ

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) has released results of a US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) analysis of the air-draft restricting Bayonne Bridge.  For more, read the full article on Port Strategy web site.
NJ.com (blog) Bridge Height Could Hinder SI Port's Future - NY1 - Joe Malvasio - ‎Sep 28, 2009‎ -There were renewed calls Monday to fix a longstanding problem at the Bayonne Bridge which local leaders say could eventually lead to major economic problems

NY-NJ Launches $10 Million Bridge Study

NY-NJ Launches $10 Million Bridge Study -The Journal of Commerce Online - by Joseph Bonney - ‎Oct 5, 2009‎ -The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending $10 million to study solutions to the Bayonne Bridge's ship-clearance problems.

Bayonne Bridge too low for today's massive ships

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Bayonne Bridge too low for today's massive ships
SILive.com - Staten Island,NY,USA
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