Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bridge Issue Touching on Essex/Union County Politics

From, 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. (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 - Staten Island,NY,USA
READ: Standing tall, but not tall enough: A look at the confluence of events, both historic and economic, that have ganged up on the Bayonne Bridge. ...