Friday, February 26, 2010
Assembly wants Port Authority to address Bayonne Bridge height issue | - NJ.com: "The state Assembly is urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to address the Bayonne Bridge's height problem." The full text of the bill is available here.
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Kantor: Turn to Bayonne MOT for super ships | - Hudson County Voices - NJ.com: "Bayonne residents are faced with a disaster that will affect their quality of life without the bureaucracy asking their opinion. I am referring to the possible raising of the Bayonne Bridge to allow giant container ships (1,048 feet long) to pass underneath it going to and from Newark Bay container ports."
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Assembly Approves Resolution Calling For A Bayonne Bridge Fix | njtoday.net – Everything New Jersey: "The state Assembly unanimously approved a resolution to emphasize the need to address the Bayonne Bridge’s low clearance and keep New Jersey’s port economy vibrant on Thursday."
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Bayonne Assemblyman Chiappone casts only vote against raising bridge - NJ.com: "The state Assembly passed a resolution yesterday urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to solve the Bayonne Bridge's height problem."
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Legislation to protect consumers, taxpayers and jobs top Assembly’s Thursday voting session agenda - The Paramus Post: "A Coutinho bill (AR-54) emphasizing the need to address the Bayonne Bridge’s low clearance and keep New Jersey’s port economy vibrant will also be considered."
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Large Ships Call for Taller Bridges, Tight Squeezes - An APL container ship squeezes under the Bayonne Bridge which crosses the Kill Van Kull channel to container terminals in the Port Newark-Elizabeth complex in New Jersey and New York Container Terminal on Staten Island. The Port Authority has identified the bridge as the number one issue effecting the port. The Bayonne Bridge stands just 151 ft. above the water.
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N.J. Sen. Bill Baroni is named to post at Port Authority of N.Y., N.J. | - NJ.com: "Besides rebuilding the World Trade Center, Baroni said, the Port Authority has other pressing concerns: Construction at Newark, JFK and LaGuardia airports; expanding the Goethals Bridge, heavily used by people in Union and Middlesex counties; and raising the Bayonne Bridge from 151 feet to 215 to allow larger ships bringing billions of dollars of cargo from a widened Panama Canal."
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Friday, February 19, 2010
The Brooklyn Paper: You pick the new Kosciuszko Bridge design!: "Department of Transportation representatives publicly unveiled four design options for the long-awaited new Kosciuszko Bridge last night in Queens — and the road worriers want local input before settling on one." One of the choices is, what the paper calls, "a Bayonne Bridge knockoff."
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Friday, February 12, 2010
Hudson Reporter - Chiappone opposes proposed options for Bayonne Bridge: "Chiappone said larger ships can be and should be accomodated on the New York Bay side of Bayonne through either the expansion of the existing Port Jersey or through the use of part of the former Military Ocean Teminal. Chiappone emphasized that any study done regarding the Bayonne Bridge include an exploration of those options."
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Bayonne Bridge height problem must be solved, says Assembly committee - NJ.com: "A state Assembly committee has added its voice to the chorus urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to solve the Bayonne Bridge's height problem, which could make the span obsolete for new super-sized container ships in a few years."
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N.J. looks at boost for Bayonne Bridge, once again | New Jersey Business - - NJ.com: "Not raising the base of the Bayonne bridge from its current clearance of 151 feet above the Kill Van Kull to 215 feet could lead to a loss of billions of dollars in cargo and at least 31,000 jobs."
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
ASSEMBLY PANEL TO CONSIDER HOW BAYONNE BRIDGE CLEARANCE PROBLEM COULD HURT ECONOMY, COST JOBS | Politicker NJ: "The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Monday will hear testimony on how the Bayonne Bridge’s low clearance could mean significant job losses and severely hurt New Jersey’s economy." Monday’s hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Committee Room 9 in the State House Annex in Trenton. It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Requesting Proposals for Bayonne Bridge Professional Services : PaintSquare News
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Requesting Proposals for Bayonne Bridge Professional Services : PaintSquare News: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is requesting proposals from consultants for professional services related to rehabilitation of the Staten Island and New Jersey Viaducts on the Bayonne Bridge. The 8,275-foot-long steel arch bridge spans the Kill Van Kull to connect Staten Island, NY, and Bayonne, NJ. The contract includes evaluating existing conditions and designing specifications for steel repairs, lead abatement, and coatings application on the 2,900-foot-long New York Viaduct and the 3,700-foot-long New Jersey viaduct. The Port Authority will accept proposals for the contract until February 26th, 2010."
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Monday, February 1, 2010
Locked In for Growth | Journal of Commerce: "Right now, only Norfolk, Va., Charleston, S.C., and Halifax, Nova Scotia, have the 50-foot-plus channel depth to accommodate the 12,500-TEU ships that will be able to transit the new locks. Baltimore has signed a deal with Ports America, which will take over operation of the Seagirt Container Terminal and dredge its depth to 50 feet by 2014. New York-New Jersey is dredging its channel to 50 feet, but the low air draft of the Bayonne Bridge will curtail access to the big terminals in New Jersey and Staten Island until the bridge can be raised or razed."
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