Thursday, January 28, 2010

NY-NJ Port to Unveil Clean-Air Plan

NY-NJ Port to Unveil Clean-Air Plan | Journal of Commerce: Rick Larrabee "said the port authority expects by the end of the year to decide on the best way to deal with the Bayonne Bridge, whose 151-foot vertical clearance poses an obstacle for ships calling at container terminals at Port Newark-Elizabeth and on Staten Island."

"In addition to studying proposals to raise the bridge or replace it with a new bridge or tunnel, the port authority is exploring whether the existing span could be modified more quickly and cheaply with installation of a lift device that would raise the bridge's roadway to allow ships to pass underneath."

"Larrabee said all options are being studied, and that the port authority sees the bridge as its top issue. "An air draft of 215 feet is our goal and we want to get there as soon as we can," he said"