Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bayonne Bridge | Park It! Guides

Bayonne Bridge | Park It! Guides: "If you have 3 or more people in your car, you can get a bigger EZ Pass discount at these Hudson River Crossings:

Lincoln Tunnel
Holland Tunnel
George Washington Bridge
Outerborough Crossing
Bayonne Bridge
Goethals Bridge"

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Upcoming Work on the Bayonne Bridge Affects Staten Island

Upcoming Work on the Bayonne Bridge Affects Staten Island: "Chances are if you live anywhere near Staten Island, you know about the work being done to the Bayonne Bridge. The bridge is being raised to increase clearance underneath to make it easier for larger ships to pass through. In fact, the bridge is being raised 64 feet. While the project is huge, it will provide unending benefits to local residents and the local economy when it is complete."

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Motorists fuming about upcoming Port Authority tunnel, bridge hikes | NJ.com

Motorists fuming about upcoming Port Authority tunnel, bridge hikes | NJ.com: "Cash tolls for the Holland and Lincoln tunnels, as well as the Bayonne Bridge, are increasing $1 to $13 starting Sunday."

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Hudson River tolls into NYC jump $1 Sunday

Hudson River tolls into NYC jump $1 Sunday: "Cash tolls for most vehicles on all Port Authority bridges and tunnels -- the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Outerbridge Crossing and Lincoln and Holland tunnels -- go up $1, to $13, beginning at 3 a.m. Sunday."

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Bid On Bayonne Bridge Work

Bid On Bayonne Bridge Work: "On Friday, December 7, County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action will welcome representatives from the Port Authority of NY/NJ to discuss plans to raise the Bayonne Bridge. Small, women- and minority-owned businesses are invited to attend this meeting to connect with pre-qualified contractors for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program and learn about roadway and subcontracting opportunities for local businesses."

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Bayonne | Forgotten New YorkForgotten New York

Bayonne | Forgotten New YorkForgotten New York: "Four auto traffic bridges connect Staten Island to the outside world. In order of construction, they are the Outerbridge Crossing (named for its engineer, not because it is in the outer reaches of NYC) the Goethals Bridge (opened the same day as the Goethals, 6/29/28), the Bayonne Bridge (11/15/31), and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (11/21/64). "

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

NJIT: News: "The New Bayonne Bridge" Seminar on Nov. 15

NJIT: News: "The New Bayonne Bridge" Seminar on Nov. 15: "Catherine Britell, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Joseph LoBuono, HDR Engineering, Inc., will discuss “The New Bayonne Bridge” on Nov. 15 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Colton Hall 416.  The presentation, hosted by the department of civil and environmental engineering, presents the concept of the new roadway, the issues of dealing with a structure designed and built 80 years ago, the detailed analysis of the new structure and the proposed construction methodology."

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The Jersey City Independent» Blog News » Holland Tunnel and Bayonne Bridge Celebrate Anniversaries This Month

The Jersey City Independent» Blog News » Holland Tunnel and Bayonne Bridge Celebrate Anniversaries This Month: "November marks the anniversaries of several major transportation structures and facilities including the Holland Tunnel and the Bayonne Bridge."

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Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!:

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Bayonne Bridge celebrates 81st birthday | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge celebrates 81st birthday | NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge, an iconic symbol of Bayonne that spans the Kill Van Kull tidal strait, celebrated its 81st birthday today."

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 6, 2012 - Hudson County recovers from Hurricane Sandy | NJ.com

November 6, 2012 - Hudson County recovers from Hurricane Sandy | NJ.com: "Brady's Dock in Bayonne sustained damage from Hurricane Sandy. Photographed on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Andrew Miller/The Jersey Journal"



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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pingram.me - tag:bayonnebridge

Pingram.me - tag:bayonnebridge:

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Bayonne Bridge Reconstruction | Sustainable Transportation

Bayonne Bridge Reconstruction | Sustainable Transportation:

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BRIDGE DESIGN: Extra for shipping | Roads & Bridges

BRIDGE DESIGN: Extra for shipping | Roads & Bridges: "The Bayonne Bridge opened on Nov. 15, 1931, as the longest steel-arch bridge of its day and retained that title for more than 45 years. The single-span through-arch truss stretches 1,652 ft across the Kill van Kull. The approaches, consisting of a twin steel-plate girder system with floorbeams and slab, take the overall length of the structure to 6,974 ft."

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Press Release Article - Port Authority of NY & NJ

Press Release Article - Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reopened Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington, Goethals and Bayonne bridges. However, all motorists are urged to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.
"

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Bayonne Bridge to stay open, but trailers, motorcycles banned | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge to stay open, but trailers, motorcycles banned | NJ.com: "The George Washington Bridge is to close at 7 p.m., officials announced moments ago, but as of 4 p.m., the Bayonne Bridge, the Goethals Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel were to remain open throughout the storm."

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

GlobeSt.com - Port Of NY/NJ Floats To Top Of List In JLL's Index Of Seaports - Daily News Article

GlobeSt.com - Port Of NY/NJ Floats To Top Of List In JLL's Index Of Seaports - Daily News Article: "With the Bayonne Bridge project, work has begun on a $1 billion effort to raise the lower deck from a clearance height of 151 feet to 215 feet in order to permit post-Panamax cargo vessels through by the time testing of the Panamax passage is finished in 2015."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NY1 Exclusive: A Look Inside SI's Newly-Constructed 121st Precinct - NY1.com

NY1 Exclusive: A Look Inside SI's Newly-Constructed 121st Precinct - NY1.com: "The corner office on the second floor of the newly-constructed 121st Precinct stationhouse commands a view not only of Staten Island but Lower Manhattan and the Bayonne Bridge as well."

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy invites public for stroll along the Hudson River waterfront | NJ.com

Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy invites public for stroll along the Hudson River waterfront | NJ.com: "Members of the Conservancy Board will tell the story of the walkway and the efforts made over the last 24 years to complete the 18.5-linear-mile public walkway from the Bayonne Bridge  to George Washington Bridge."

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Railway Age | Staten Island still seeks (HB)LRT

Railway Age | Staten Island still seeks (HB)LRT: "New York City's "forgotten borough," Staten Island, appears not to have forgotten or abandoned its desire to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit (HBLRT) across the New Jersey-New York border and into the borough itself."

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Bayonne Bridge to close Sunday morning | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge to close Sunday morning | NJ.com:

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

desolate shore « The Newtown Pentacle

desolate shore « The Newtown Pentacle: "As mentioned in yesterday’s posting, a few friends and I made it a point to experience the Bayonne Bridge a few weeks back and walk over the pedestrian walkway. Our reasoning was that since the construction project which will “rekajigger” the roadway is beginning quite soon, access to this point of view will be denied to pedestrians for some time and we had better go while the getting was good. Hence…"

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Staten Island BP not keen on proposal for Verrazano walkway | SILive.com

Staten Island BP not keen on proposal for Verrazano walkway | SILive.com: "To be fair, the proposal piggybacks on 28-plus miles of extant mixed-use paths, including the waterfront path at Fort Wadsworth, the Bayonne Bridge pedestrian walkway and several greenway areas in Brooklyn and across the Hudson River in New Jersey.
The route proposed for the North Shore includes Richmond Terrace from the Bayonne Bridge to Bank Street, as well as Front Street, Edgewater Drive and Edgewater Street."

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Montyfizz :: View topic - Physics Club of NY: Raising the Bayonne Bridge

Montyfizz :: View topic - Physics Club of NY: Raising the Bayonne Bridge: "26 Oct 2012: Dennis Stabile, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,  “Raising the Level of the Bayonne Bridge.”

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Port Authority to hold meeting encouraging local businesses to participate in Bayonne Bridge construction project | NJ.com

Port Authority to hold meeting encouraging local businesses to participate in Bayonne Bridge construction project | NJ.com: "Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how they can participate in the project, what business certification opportunities they can potentially apply for, as well as have the time to network with other interested businesses."

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Port Authority says it will post more warnings of Bayonne Bridge spray-painting | NJ.com

Port Authority says it will post more warnings of Bayonne Bridge spray-painting | NJ.com: "As part of a routine maintenance, the entire 81-year-old iconic span is being spray-painted. The paint job began in July and is slated to be completed by mid-2013, Port Authority officials said."

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Bayonne Bridge spray painting causes discomfort to resident | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge spray painting causes discomfort to resident | NJ.com: "A Bayonne jogger said today that he nearly collapsed after inhaling spray paint fumes as he crossed the Bayonne Bridge on Friday."

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bayonne Bridge subcontracting

Bayonne Bridge subcontracting: "Join representatives of the  Port Authority of NY & NJ  at the Bayonne Bridge Local Business Enterprise Forum   Get connected to The Port Authority of NY & NJ’s pre-qualified contractors for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program. Learn more about The Port Authority of NY & NJ’s plans to Raise the Roadway and subcontracting opportunities ..."

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Audit: Port Authority toll, fare hikes necessary to fund projects - NorthJersey.com

Audit: Port Authority toll, fare hikes necessary to fund projects - NorthJersey.com: "One year after controversial toll and fare hikes went into effect, and with more on the way, the Port Authority released an audit that concluded that the increases were necessary to fix the agency’s aging facilities."

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

N.J. officials block toll relief for Staten Island container terminal | SILive.com

N.J. officials block toll relief for Staten Island container terminal | SILive.com: "Even when the Bayonne Bridge is raised to accommodate new container ships, New York Container Terminal may not be around to reap the benefits because of the burden of high truck tolls."

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Staten Island lawmaker says Port Authority should set N.J. straight on trucker toll deal | SILive.com

Staten Island lawmaker says Port Authority should set N.J. straight on trucker toll deal | SILive.com: "P.A. study data that the bi-state agency was court-mandated to turn over to Ms. Malliotakis revealed 95 percent of truckers headed for NYCT pay tolls on the Goethals and Bayonne bridges or Outerbridge Crossing."

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Staten Island's Bayonne Bridge re-opened after hit-run crash; hunt for driver continues | SILive.com

Staten Island's Bayonne Bridge re-opened after hit-run crash; hunt for driver continues | SILive.com: "The Port Authority just reopened the Bayonne Bridge after a hit-and-run crash at approximately 4 a.m. shut the span down and closed traffic in both directions. "

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New York Harbor getting ready for influx of new jobs when far-off Panama Canal expands in 2014 - NYPOST.com

New York Harbor getting ready for influx of new jobs when far-off Panama Canal expands in 2014 - NYPOST.com: "The Bayonne Bridge is being raised, the seabed in the Kill Van Kull beneath it is getting lowered, and the city is boring 100 feet underground with a 110-ton machine — all in preparation for the 2014 opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal, which will steer larger vessels into the port."

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America’s ailing ports invisible amid the country’s failing infrastructure - The Washington Post

America’s ailing ports invisible amid the country’s failing infrastructure - The Washington Post: "New York has a unique issue: the Bayonne Bridge must be elevated to accommodate the ships that pass underneath."

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

New York Harbor getting ready for influx of new jobs when far-off Panama Canal expands in 2014 - NYPOST.com

New York Harbor getting ready for influx of new jobs when far-off Panama Canal expands in 2014 - NYPOST.com: "The Bayonne Bridge is being raised, the seabed in the Kill Van Kull beneath it is getting lowered, and the city is boring 100 feet underground with a 110-ton machine — all in preparation for the 2014 opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal, which will steer larger vessels into the port."

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

GlobeSt.com - Despite Risks, East Coast Rises Up For Panama Canal - Daily News Article

GlobeSt.com - Despite Risks, East Coast Rises Up For Panama Canal - Daily News Article: "“The East Coast is really stepping up,” he tells GlobeSt.com, noting that the remaining piece of the puzzle – New York and New Jersey – has fallen into place. On July 18th, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the bi-state agency that oversees the region’s ports, bridges, tunnels and five airports, expedited the $1 billion raising of the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge by six months and got placed on President Obama’s list of projects for accelerated review."

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Possible longshormen's strike could cripple Port of N.Y. and N.J. | NJ.com

Possible longshormen's strike could cripple Port of N.Y. and N.J. | NJ.com: "Contract talks broke down last Wednesday between the United States Maritime Alliance, which represents the shipping industry, and the International Longshoremen’s Association, whose 15,000 members work in deep sea ports from Halifax, Nova Scotia to New Orleans, La., including nearly more than 3,000 ILA workers at terminals in Newark, Elizabeth, Staten Island and Brooklyn."

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Panama Canal’s new revolution - Omaha.com

Panama Canal’s new revolution - Omaha.com: "What do the Bayonne Bridge in New York City, shipyards in South Korea, soy plantations in Brazil and Midlands farmers have in common? The new, enlarged Panama Canal that is set to start operations in late 2014 or 2015.

This one construction project, huge and complex as it is, will ripple across the surface of the world like a cannonballer diving into a swimming pool, changing the future of global trade forever."

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As shipping vessels grow taller, the race is on to raise the Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com

As shipping vessels grow taller, the race is on to raise the Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com: "As tugs nudged the Swedish container ship Atlantic Concert narrowly under the Bayonne Bridge toward the Port Newark/Elizabeth Marine Terminal complex, a crewman on the ship’s upper deck waved to a passerby on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway.
A few feet closer and they could have shaken hands."

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A $650 Million Expansion of Port Newark Spurs Interest in Its Environs - NYTimes.com

A $650 Million Expansion of Port Newark Spurs Interest in Its Environs - NYTimes.com: "To guarantee that the larger vessels will have enough clearance to enter the harbor, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been dredging the harbor. The agency also plans to raise the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge, a $1 billion project that will begin next year. To prepare for the increased volume, port operators have been upgrading their facilities, like the $650 million expansion at Port Newark."

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor: "According to a report in NJ’s largest newspaper, the Star-Ledger, a coalition of environmental and community leaders has been joined by the Teamsters union in an effort to slow down the Bayonne Bridge project until a variety of concerns are met to their satisfaction. The group, calling itself the Coalition for Healthy Ports, is threatening legal action."

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor: "More than 80 years after it was built, the Bayonne Bridge is about to rise again.

When the Bayonne Bridge was completed in 1931, the American Institute of Steel Construction declared the elegant span connecting New Jersey and Staten Island “the most beautiful steel bridge open to traffic in the United States.” The decision to use a single, innovative, arch-shaped truss to span the Kill Van Kull waterway was inspired in part by its beauty, said chief bridge designer Othmar H. Ammann at the dedication ceremony on Nov. 14, 1931."

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Bayonne Bridge project will mean $380 million in wages, say officials | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge project will mean $380 million in wages, say officials | NJ.com: "The raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway is projected to provide $380 million in wages for 1,500 construction and related jobs over a nearly four-year period, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Garden State officials who gathered in Jersey City, today."

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Car carrier Firmament Ace going through the Bayonne Bridge. - YouTube

Car carrier Firmament Ace going through the Bayonne Bridge. - YouTube:

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sunset, bayonne bridge, usa - inspiring picture on Favim.com

sunset, bayonne bridge, usa - inspiring picture on Favim.com:

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Paint Removal on the Bayonne Bridge: Hold your breath! | North Shore Community Coalition for Environmental Justice

Paint Removal on the Bayonne Bridge: Hold your breath! | North Shore Community Coalition for Environmental Justice: "Those of us living in the shadow of the Bayonne Bridge were amazed to see the cloth "shroud" go up around the Staten Island footing recently - with no advance notice to the community.

We learned, via our own NYC Dep't of Environmental Protection, that this is a Pt Authority NY/NJ project, involving scraping the paint from the bridge.

Lead Paint."

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bridge work will finish sooner | recordonline.com

Bridge work will finish sooner | recordonline.com: "The Port Authority's $1 billion project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge will now be completed before — rather than after — larger container ships begin moving through a widened Panama Canal."

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

After car bursts into flames, Staten Island man arrested for impersonating a cop | SILive.com

After car bursts into flames, Staten Island man arrested for impersonating a cop | SILive.com: "Port Authority Police arrested a 32-year-old Mariners Harbor man posing as a New York City police officer Sunday after he crashed his car into a light pole and it burst into flames on the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway, near the Bayonne Bridge.

The unlicensed driver was allegedly driving drunk with a six-shot, fully loaded revolver and handcuffs in his car."

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Staten Island pols on board with plan to raise Bayonne Bridge | SIGOP: Republican Party of Staten Island

Staten Island pols on board with plan to raise Bayonne Bridge | SIGOP: Republican Party of Staten Island: "Via SiLive.com - Despite the current lack of toll relief for New York Container Terminal truckers, the Bayonne Bridge should still be raised for safety and regional economic reasons, three prominent Staten Island politicos maintain."

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Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!:

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New York's Fast Growing Ports Move To Unseat LA's: Gothamist

New York's Fast Growing Ports Move To Unseat LA's: Gothamist: "Of course, there are catches—our ports are still dominated by imports rather than exports and things can change quickly. But still, it's nice to know that our trade region—which includes the Port Authority's four major seaports: Port Jersey Marine Terminal in Bayonne and Jersey City; Brooklyn Port Authority Marine Terminal, comprising the Brooklyn Piers and Red Hook Container Terminal; Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; and Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal as well as the area's major airports—is doing well."

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PANAMA CITY, Panama: Widening of Panama Canal will remake world trade patterns - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

PANAMA CITY, Panama: Widening of Panama Canal will remake world trade patterns - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com: "Ports up and down the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard are in a frenzied race to get ready for the larger, slower, more efficient ships that one day will ply the oceans.

They are dredging harbors, expanding rail lines, taking a look at port facilities and distribution centers and, in the case of the New York City area, preparing to elevate the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge so that bigger vessels can slip underneath to Newark Harbor."

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Container ship passing under the Bayonne bridge in fog. - YouTube

Container ship passing under the Bayonne bridge in fog. - YouTube: "http://youtu.be/xMlMd7D4o8Y"

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Bayonne Bridge to Be Completed by 2015, In Time For the Canal Ships | Remax NJ

Bayonne Bridge to Be Completed by 2015, In Time For the Canal Ships | Remax NJ: "According to the Port Authority officials of New York & New Jersey the deck-removal portion of the $1-billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge will be complete by the fall of 2015. "

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hudson Reporter - In the nick of time Bayonne Bridge road raising to be expedited for cargo increase

Hudson Reporter - In the nick of time Bayonne Bridge road raising to be expedited for cargo increase: "Pedestrians stopping at the top of the Bayonne Bridge walkway can see for miles. Soon, thanks to action taken by President Barack Obama and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ports along the shores of Newark Bay will be seeing an increase in cargo."

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Meadowlands Racetrack chairman says he's 'disappointed' with performance of Bayonne wagering facility | NJ.com

Meadowlands Racetrack chairman says he's 'disappointed' with performance of Bayonne wagering facility | NJ.com: "Gural said he expected more traffic from Staten Island and blamed high tolls at the Bayonne Bridge for keeping those residents away from the $18 million facility that opened July 17 at 400 Route 440 North off Fifth Street."

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Office of the Governor | Newsroom

Office of the Governor | NewsroomGovernor Chris Christie issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement today that it will expedite the “Raise the Roadway” project, a modernization of the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate larger, post-Panamax container ships following the completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2015: 

"A PDF copy of that letter can be found attached to this release."

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dennis p. collins playgrounds bayonne nj « Your complete guide to NJ Playgrounds

Dennis p. collins playgrounds bayonne nj « Your complete guide to NJ Playgrounds: "Dennis P. Collins Park/1st Street park is wonderful- view of the Bayonne Bridge & the Bay & Staten Island… the Tugboats & merchant ships."

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Staten Island's Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway will be paved next week | SILive.com

Staten Island's Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway will be paved next week | SILive.com: "The lane closure will be from the Victory Boulevard exit to the Bayonne Bridge, and they will continue until the road is repaved."

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Attempt to raise Bayonne Bridge roadway puts politicians, environmental groups at odds | NJ.com

Attempt to raise Bayonne Bridge roadway puts politicians, environmental groups at odds | NJ.com: "But officials say environmental considerations have already slowed the project by months, and a coalition of community and environmental groups is now threatening halt it with legal action if its concerns are not addressed.

"We will not hesitate to sue," said Amy Goldsmith, state director of the New Jersey Environmental Federation, a member of the Coalition for Healthy Ports."

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Project to Raise Bayonne Bridge Approved - YouTube

Project to Raise Bayonne Bridge Approved - YouTube: "The Obama administration approved the billion dollar project to raise the Bayonne Bridge roadway for a streamlined federal permitting process. Some officials say the move will take off six months of the timeline to complete construction. The project will make it possible for wider ships to pass through the ports in the region. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praised the Obama administration's decision to get the project underway. Governor Christie estimates the project will create 6,300 jobs and $1.5 million in economic activity for the region."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Staten Island pols on board with plan to raise Bayonne Bridge | SILive.com

Staten Island pols on board with plan to raise Bayonne Bridge | SILive.com: "Despite the current lack of toll relief for New York Container Terminal truckers, the Bayonne Bridge should still be raised for safety and regional economic reasons, three prominent Staten Island politicos maintain."

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Obama agrees Port of N.J. and N.Y. projects ‘Can’t Wait’ | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

Obama agrees Port of N.J. and N.Y. projects ‘Can’t Wait’ | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.:

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Obama to West Coast ports: Drop dead? | Sound Economy with Jon Talton | The Seattle Times

Obama to West Coast ports: Drop dead? | Sound Economy with Jon Talton | The Seattle Times: "Here's something to bring up to the president when he's in Seattle tonight. Last week, the administration, as part of its "We Can't Wait" initiative, issued an executive order to speed infrastructure improvements at five East Coast ports. Among them: An expedited study of deepening the channel at the Port of Charleston; expediting permitting to raise the Bayonne Bridge and deepening the channels at the Port of New York and New Jersey; accelerating the timeline to deepen the channels at Savannah and Miami, and a variety of steps to speed permitting and reviews to modernize the Port of Jacksonville.

As you can see, none of these projects are on the West Coast, much less in the Puget Sound. All these competing ports on the right coast stand to benefit from the wider Panama Canal, scheduled to be completed as early as 2014. It will allow the transit of wider container ships from Asia direct to ports on the East Coast. Much of this traffic has gone through West Coast ports."

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Port Authority plan to raise Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule gets support from labor union and distributing company | NJ.com

Port Authority plan to raise Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule gets support from labor union and distributing company | NJ.com: "The International Longshoremen's Association and Phoenix/Beehive Lobo Distributing have announced their support for the Port Authority plan to raise the Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule."

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Hudson Reporter - Fast track for Bayonne Bridge raising

Hudson Reporter - Fast track for Bayonne Bridge raising: "“Raising the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge paves the way to a brighter, competitive economic future for New Jersey and the region,” said Governor Christie. “Completing this important project ahead of schedule will ensure that our ports remain a vital link to the global economy and the destination of choice for international shippers and cargo.”"

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

White House says work to deepen NY Harbor shipping channels will be speeded up | SILive.com

White House says work to deepen NY Harbor shipping channels will be speeded up | SILive.com:

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Bayonne Bridge project ahead of schedule

Bayonne Bridge project ahead of schedule: " The project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is moving ahead of schedule.
The Port Authority says that it has cut six months off the construction schedule.

The bridge is being raised by 64 feet, which allows larger ships to make their way to ports in Elizabeth and Newark.

Officials anticipate the deck removal will be done by the fall of 2015.

Below is a video of how the project will be executed.

"

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Five shortlisted for expedited Bayonne Bridge | Fine Tuned Structures - We are a structural engineering based out of Summerville, SC; we're just up the road from Charleston, SC. We are a structural engineering firm that has been the responsible engineers for numerous commercial/retail, educational, healthcare and residential projects throughout USA, UAE and Eastern Europe.

Five shortlisted for expedited Bayonne Bridge | Fine Tuned Structures - We are a structural engineering based out of Summerville, SC; we're just up the road from Charleston, SC. We are a structural engineering firm that has been the responsible engineers for numerous commercial/retail, educational, healthcare and residential projects throughout USA, UAE and Eastern Europe.: "The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has shortlisted five contracting teams to bid on the new Bayonne Bridge, which will now be built to an expedited schedule"

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Bayonne Bridge on a Fast Track « Working Harbor Committee

Bayonne Bridge on a Fast Track « Working Harbor Committee:

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Bayonne Bridge raising would benefit from fast tracking - Marine Log

Bayonne Bridge raising would benefit from fast tracking - Marine Log:

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Editorial: Reform the Port Authority | SILive.com

Editorial: Reform the Port Authority | SILive.com: "The Port Authority wants to raise the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate taller ships, but will it help Staten Island?"

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Hudson Reporter - Fast track for Bayonne Bridge raising

Hudson Reporter - Fast track for Bayonne Bridge raising: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Wednesday that it will finish the deck removal portion of the Raise the Roadway project at the Bayonne Bridge six months ahead of schedule, ensuring completion of this important project in advance of commercial operations at the widened Panama Canal. The deck removal will provide critical navigational clearance for larger post-Panamax ships to access port terminals in New York and New Jersey when the Panama Canal opens.
"

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Port Authority says raising Bayonne Bridge's roadway will be finished in fall 2015 to keep port competitive | NJ.com

Port Authority says raising Bayonne Bridge's roadway will be finished in fall 2015 to keep port competitive | NJ.com: "Port Authority Chairman David Samson announced yesterday the agency has cut six months off the project’s projected completion date, now estimated to be the fall of 2015, rather than sometime in 2016."

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Bayonne Bridge | SILive.com

Bayonne Bridge | SILive.com:

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Friday, July 20, 2012

White House says work to deepen NY Harbor shipping channels will be speeded up | SILive.com

White House says work to deepen NY Harbor shipping channels will be speeded up | SILive.com: "The work coincides with massive improvements to the Panama Canal, whose capacity will be doubled. That will allow the passage to handle larger vessels carrying increased cargo in 2014."

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Port Authority rushes a bridge-lift in a superboat race against the Panama Canal | Capital New York

Port Authority rushes a bridge-lift in a superboat race against the Panama Canal | Capital New York: "The Panama Canal is expanding so that bigger ships can pass through it.

And like the port of Miami, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is racing to make sure its facilities can accommodate those larger vessels."

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Plan to raise Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule -- but no word on discount for truckers going to Staten Island port | SILive.com

Plan to raise Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule -- but no word on discount for truckers going to Staten Island port | SILive.com: "The new generation of "super" containerships will be able to sail under a raised Bayonne Bridge six months earlier than expected, top Port Authority officials announced today.

But while the Port Authority said that the $1 billion raising of the bridge will be a huge boost to regional commerce, there is still no word on a toll discount for truckers who use Port Authority bridges, including the Bayonne, to get to the New York Container Terminal (NYCT) in Mariners Harbor."

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Federal government begins probe of Port Authority toll hikes | NJ.com

Federal government begins probe of Port Authority toll hikes | NJ.com:

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Bayonne Bridge on a Fast Track « Working Harbor Committee

Bayonne Bridge on a Fast Track « Working Harbor Committee: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will accelerate elevating the Bayonne Bridge by the fall of 2015, six months earlier than scheduled."

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Obama administration OKs fast-tracking plan to raise Bayonne Bridge roadway | NJ.com

Obama administration OKs fast-tracking plan to raise Bayonne Bridge roadway | NJ.com: "The Obama administration has agreed to fast-track the environmental review process for raising the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge roadway, which could shave several months off the project’s completion date and help preserve commerce and jobs at the region’s port, the White House announced last night."

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Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway Project - YouTube

Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway Project - YouTube:

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge Project 6 Months Ahead Of Schedule « CBS New York

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge Project 6 Months Ahead Of Schedule « CBS New York: "BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Port Authority is ahead of schedule on the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project.

The completion of the deck removal portion of the project will be finished six months earlier than expected, officials announced Wednesday.

“Rather than completing removal of the deck in mid 2016, it will now be completed in the fall of 2015,” Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said."

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Bayonne Bridge Will Be Raised In Time for Super-Ships: NY-NJ Port Authority - WNYC

Bayonne Bridge Will Be Raised In Time for Super-Ships: NY-NJ Port Authority - WNYC: "The New York-New Jersey Port Authority says the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge will be raised in time for the arrival of the next generation of extra-large container ships. The $1 billion project has been fast-tracked by the Obama administration, putting it six months ahead of schedule."

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Port Authority Accelerates Project to Raise Bayonne Bridge - Bloomberg

Port Authority Accelerates Project to Raise Bayonne Bridge - Bloomberg: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will finish a key part of a $1 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge by the fourth quarter of 2015, six months earlier than planned, officials said."

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Plan to raise Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule -- but no word on discount for truckers going to Staten Island port | SILive.com

Plan to raise Bayonne Bridge ahead of schedule -- but no word on discount for truckers going to Staten Island port | SILive.com:

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An Infrastructure Rarity: Bayonne Bridge Ahead of Schedule - Metropolis - WSJ

An Infrastructure Rarity: Bayonne Bridge Ahead of Schedule - Metropolis - WSJ: "The leaders of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — no strangers to delayed construction projects — were eager to share some happy news: the Bayonne Bridge upgrade is ahead of schedule."

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Officials: Bayonne bridge raise ahead of schedule - abc27 WHTM

Officials: Bayonne bridge raise ahead of schedule - abc27 WHTM:

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SBOANJ

SBOANJ: "A new off-track wagering site in Bayonne that opened on Tuesday is expected to do for New Jersey what Yonkers Raceway has done for New York — attract gambling dollars from a neighboring state.

“We see Staten Island as the biggest market for us to capitalize on,” Meadowlands Racetrack spokeswoman Amy Silver said before the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the $18 million site on Route 440, about a mile from the Bayonne Bridge. “We know from our rewards program that we have a strong pool of players there.”"

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Port Authority to discuss project to raise Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com

Port Authority to discuss project to raise Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com: "Port Authority officials plan to make an announcement about the Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway" project today.

The $1 billion project calls for raising the 80-year-old span's roadway 64 feet to 215 feet to allow larger container ships access to piers in New Jersey and New York."

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Construction Law Developments: Bayonne Launches Intermodal Rail At Seaport

Construction Law Developments: Bayonne Launches Intermodal Rail At Seaport: "Bayonne will remain the only east coast seaport able to handle Panamax traffic until a $1 billion project to elevate the Bayonne bridge is completed no sooner than 2016"

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Monday, July 2, 2012

E-Z Pass Discount On Bridge Tolls Announced For Brooklyn Residents | Bensonhurst News Blog

E-Z Pass Discount On Bridge Tolls Announced For Brooklyn Residents | Bensonhurst News Blog: "Under the plan, the toll for enrolled E-Z Pass users with non-commercial plates will be $4.75 per trip after three trips are completed within a calendar month at the Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing or the Bayonne Bridge, taking effect within the next 40 to 60 days."

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Panama Canal Authority Confirms 6-Month Delay | Break Bulk

Panama Canal Authority Confirms 6-Month Delay | Break Bulk: "The Panama Canal Authority's US$5 billion expansion project has fallen six months behind schedule, which could mean that the new locks will not be operational until 2015, authority officials announced on national television."

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Bayonne port gets $11M grant to increase capacity | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com

Bayonne port gets $11M grant to increase capacity | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com: "An $11.4 million grant has been awarded for a new facility outside the Bayonne Bridge that will be able to directly transfer containers from the terminal onto the national rail network."

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JLL: Flurry of Port Development in NY/NJ - Citybizlist New York

JLL: Flurry of Port Development in NY/NJ - Citybizlist New York: "The raising of the Bayonne Bridge will allow the larger container vessels to pass under the bridge. The bridge, which connects Bayonne with Staten Island, will be raised from a 151 foot clearance to a 215 foot clearance via the "Raise the Roadway" project. This is expected to be completed in 2014."

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Federal Grant Could Help Region's Cargo Industry - WNYC

Federal Grant Could Help Region's Cargo Industry - WNYC: "Most New York and New Jersey ports are in danger of losing business, because the larger vessels don't fit underneath a bridge they have to sail under to reach most area ports.  The Port Authority is spending $1 billion to lift the Bayonne Bridge that connects New Jersey to Staten Island, so the ships will be able to sail underneath."

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hudson Reporter - Getting ready for the ships Global Terminal on JC Bayonne border gets for key piece in rail link

Hudson Reporter - Getting ready for the ships Global Terminal on JC Bayonne border gets for key piece in rail link: "Dressed in business suits and other attire more appropriate for the office than the waterfront, they seemed to stand out against a backdrop of moving container freight and construction equipment that weaved across the surface of what will shortly become the most important cargo facility in the New York area, part of a $350 million upgrade that will allow the newest and largest container freight ships to unload prior to the raising of the Bayonne Bridge."

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

$11.4M grant for Port Authority to help speed up cargo deliveries | NJ.com

$11.4M grant for Port Authority to help speed up cargo deliveries | NJ.com: "Thanks in part to an $11.4 million grant announced by LaHood, the Port of New York and New Jersey will be able to speed up those cargo deliveries while the state rushes to raise the Bayonne Bridge in preparation for super-sized ships that will arrive through a widened Panama Canal in 2014."

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Hudson Reporter - Global Terminals gets 13 million for rail link

Hudson Reporter - Global Terminals gets 13 million for rail link: "U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood came to Global Terminals on the border of Jersey City and Bayonne bearing a federal grant for $13 million that will revamp the way the container port handles freight allowing cargo to be brought from ship to rail."

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Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Feds award $11 million for NJ port project - NorthJersey.com

Feds award $11 million for NJ port project - NorthJersey.com: "The new facility will be located next to the Global Terminal. That is to the east of the Bayonne Bridge, which is too low for the growing number of larger ships expected after the Panama Canal is widened in 2014. "

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Port Authority stonewalls on its Staten Island tolls report | SILive.com

Port Authority stonewalls on its Staten Island tolls report | SILive.com: "Rep. Michael Grimm this month declared "all-out war" on the P.A., demanding immediate release of the study and threatening to block a federal effort to raise the Bayonne Bridge by 2014."

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Monday, June 18, 2012

East Coast ports scramble to upgrade for Panama's big ships – USATODAY.com

East Coast ports scramble to upgrade for Panama's big ships – USATODAY.com: "The Army Corps of Engineers is expected to finish dredging a 50-foot deep channel to three terminals in New York Harbor by the end of the year and to the main New York terminal by 2014, according to New York/New Jersey Port Authority spokesman Hunter Pendarvis. The authority has committed $1 billion to raise the Bayonne Bridge by 64 feet to allow the bigger ships to pass under, he said."

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Port Strategy - Eggs in one basket

Port Strategy - Eggs in one basket: "US East Coast ports have staked everything on the blessings of the Panama Canal, says Martin Rushmere"

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Building blocks: Man creates Bayonne Bridge out of Legos | NJ.com

Building blocks: Man creates Bayonne Bridge out of Legos | NJ.com: "An effort to save the region’s shipping industry by raising the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge will take at least another four years to complete.
Jonathan Lopes, on the other hand, reconstructed the entire bridge in a little over 12 hours. Then again, his version is 5 feet long and made of Legos."

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Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | Michael Grimm for Congress

Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | Michael Grimm for Congress: ""Without the container port, there is no incentive for my constituents to raise the Bayonne Bridge or pay for it," said the congressman. "Without it, what does that mean for the whole maritime industry in New York? I will do everything in my power to make sure New Jersey bears the cost of raising that bridge.""

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JUNE 14-15: GOV. CHRISTIE AND LT. GOV. GUADAGNO SET TO ADDRESS I.CON-THE INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE | New Jersey RealEstateRama

JUNE 14-15: GOV. CHRISTIE AND LT. GOV. GUADAGNO SET TO ADDRESS I.CON-THE INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE | New Jersey RealEstateRama: "I.con will conclude with a Panama Canal Presentation by Bisacquino who will share his experiences gained from a recent real estate tour of Panama. The Panama Canal expansion resonates in the New Jersey/New York region in the form of the project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to permit passage into the port by those larger vessels enabled by the canal’s expansion. Raising the Bayonne Bridge has been a key advocacy issue for NAIOP New Jersey and its members. Six continuing education credits (CEUs) are pending approval for NJ Licensed Real Estate Brokers"

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Hidden Harbor Newark Bay Tour – June 19! « Working Harbor Committee

Hidden Harbor Newark Bay Tour – June 19! « Working Harbor Committee: "Hidden Harbor Newark Bay Tour – June 19!"

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Ship Antenna Height Advisory

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/maritimepilot/pdf/advisory001-12.pdf

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sires wins expected landslide in Democratic primary for 8th Congressional District | NJ.com

Sires wins expected landslide in Democratic primary for 8th Congressional District | NJ.com: "Sires said that despite of the end of earmarks, he will concentrate on bringing federal funds to the district -- including urging President Barack Obama to commit federal funds to help pay for the $1 billion cost of raising the roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, a project he says is vital to maintain 280,000 regional jobs."

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Bayonne Bridge over Kill Van Kull, Staten Island-New Jersey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge over Kill Van Kull, Staten Island-New Jersey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!: "Location: Staten Island, New York and Bayonne, New Jersey
Carry: 4 road lanes of NY 440/NJ440 with walkway
Type: Steel arch bridge
Opened: 15 November 1931
Average daily traffic volumes (2008): 20,000"

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Bayonne Bridge, NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge, NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!: "The Bayonne Bridge is the fourth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. It connects Bayonne, New Jersey with Staten Island, New York, spanning the Kill Van Kull."

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Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | SILive.com

Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | SILive.com: "Rep. Michael Grimm says raising the Bayonne Bridge is dead in the water unless the Port Authority -- and the governors of New York and New Jersey -- come up with a plan to offset the onerous tolls paid by New York Container Terminal truckers, which threaten to put Howland Hook out of business in a few years."

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Cargo vessel "NYK Clara" hit Bayonne Bridge with its mast | Digg Topnews

Cargo vessel "NYK Clara" hit Bayonne Bridge with its mast | Digg Topnews:

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Forget Madison County! Here are the Majestic Bridges of New York City - InfoBarrel

Forget Madison County! Here are the Majestic Bridges of New York City - InfoBarrel: "One of the unheralded but still strikingly beautiful accesses to new York City is the Bayonne bridge that connects the state of New jersey with the city across the Kill Van Kull. This bridge is by most accounts one of least majestic of the bridges of New York City and yet is the fourth largest steel arch bridge in the world.
The Bayonne Bridge is also notable for the current renovation project that is planned for it. The bridge is an impediment to any ships wishing to enter the Port of Newark. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, larger container ships will be visiting this port but would be unable to pass under the current bridge. The civil engineers engaged to solve the problem have decided to build a rod bed above the existing one and then demolish the lower level. Bridge technology will take another leap forward on the majestic bridges of New York City."

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Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise gets a lift from N.J. maritime contractor | NJ.com

Space Shuttle Enterprise gets a lift from N.J. maritime contractor | NJ.com: "Today, the barge is scheduled to cast off in Jamaica Bay, pass beneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and laze toward Bayonne, traveling at a leisurely pace so folks can snap pictures."

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Space shuttle to make second trip around Hudson County tomorrow | NJ.com

Space shuttle to make second trip around Hudson County tomorrow | NJ.com: "A barge will first tow the shuttle atop a barge to Port Elizabeth, passing Coney Island and the Verazzano and Bayonne bridges along the slow-speed cruise that should take most of the day."

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Taking A Walk on the Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Cargo ship's mast strikes Bayonne Bridge - NorthJersey.com

Cargo ship's mast strikes Bayonne Bridge - NorthJersey.com: "The metal mast of a passing freight ship struck the underside of the Bayonne Bridge on Friday night, but engineers found no damage and the bridge was never closed to traffic, authorities said."

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Contest heats up in Eighth Congressional District Democratic primary | NJ.com

Contest heats up in Eighth Congressional District Democratic primary | NJ.com: "Sires continues to push for funding to raise the roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, a critical component of keeping the local ports humming, Daughtrey said."

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Birds of a feather flock to Bayonne | NJ.com

Birds of a feather flock to Bayonne | NJ.com: "The proud parents of two month-old babies have chosen a local home as the best place to raise their family.

However, rather than a single-family house on one of Bayonne's tree-lined streets, this family has chosen a less traditional residence: the Bayonne Bridge."

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How Will the Panama Canal Expansion Alter Global Trade for U.S. East Coast Ports? « PIERS

How Will the Panama Canal Expansion Alter Global Trade for U.S. East Coast Ports? « PIERS: "The Port of New York-New Jersey is the one to keep your eye on. It is the largest on the East Coast, with room to expand. Currently only 50% of its 12 million TEUs of capacity is being utilized, in addition to the construction on the Bayonne Bridge and fast rail intermodal being serviced by two railroads – the East Coast is getting ready. "

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Port Authority Bridge Lift Project Moving Full-Speed Ahead [AUDIO]

Port Authority Bridge Lift Project Moving Full-Speed Ahead [AUDIO]: "He says all of these projects are important, but “there is no more important project to the economy of New Jersey and the entire region than making sure the largest ships in world can get under the Bayonne Bridge.”"

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jersey falcons put up a squawk - UPI.com

Jersey falcons put up a squawk - UPI.com: "BAYONNE, N.J., May 26 (UPI) -- Port Authority workers said they got a rude welcome when they poked around a new falcon nest near the Bayonne Bridge linking Staten Island and New Jersey.

A biologist climbed to the top of a tower Friday to the tag a pair of falcon chicks in the nest, and received plenty of static from the parent birds.

"They were flying around, squawking at us," said Ron Marsico, a spokesman with the Port Authority, who monitored the operation.

The chicks were named Archie and Juliette and may have a pretty good life ahead of them once they grow into their flying feathers. The area around the bridge is flush with food in the form of starlings, pigeons and other birds, the New York Post said, as well as plenty of tall buildings where falcons can perch during their hunting sorties."

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New York City falcons get tagged by city officials - NYPOST.com

New York City falcons get tagged by city officials - NYPOST.com: "In what might be the city’s smallest one-room apartment, these 25-day-old peregrine falcons huddle yesterday in their perch near the Bayonne Bridge."

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Port Authority: No roadwork on New Jersey crossings | SILive.com

Port Authority: No roadwork on New Jersey crossings | SILive.com: "Information provided by the state's 511 traffic information system, as relayed through a Twitter feed, appeared to state that work was taking place this afternoon, but the information was incomplete. The announcement was actually about future work, although the time frame was not given in the update. An SILive report earlier today had advised motorists to expect delays at all three Port Authority crossings connecting Staten Island and New Jersey, based on the 511 information."

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Construction at 3 Staten Island bridges could slow getaway plans | SILive.com

Construction at 3 Staten Island bridges could slow getaway plans | SILive.com: "The state's 511 traffic alert system reported at 1 p.m. that bridge work is being done on both sides of the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge crossing."

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The Bayonne Bridge – plans to raise the roadway and lift the economy

The Bayonne Bridge – plans to raise the roadway and lift the economy: "This clearance limitation is likely to cause a reduction of port competitiveness and diversion of cargo to other East Coast ports. The future use of larger, newer post-Panamax vessels is expected to reduce environmental impacts, lower shipping costs, provide economies of scale, and offer potential benefits in overall transportation costs to regional, and to national and international customers. Removal of the existing clearance restriction is crucial to maintaining the port’s position as the third largest port in the country, and assuring continued regional economic growth and development."

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lobbying group: Bayonne Bridge raising could create 36K new jobs, add $4M in tax revenue | NJ.com

Lobbying group: Bayonne Bridge raising could create 36K new jobs, add $4M in tax revenue | NJ.com: "The $1 billion that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will spend to raise the Bayonne Bridge is an investment that could help create 36,000 new jobs and an additional $4 million in tax revenues and $27 million in annual economic activity by boosting container volume at the port, the industry’s main lobbying group said Wednesday."

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Port Richmond | Staten Island Waterfront 2012

Port Richmond | Staten Island Waterfront 2012: "Much of Port Richmond sits on a narrow stretch of what is known geologically as the ‘Palisades Sill,’ surrounded by the Brunswick and Stockton Geologic Formations, which are from a similar time and history. The 200-million-year-old Palisades Sill, an underground upheaval, extends down from Newburgh to New Jersey; it is most visible at the Palisades, a cliff-face extending north from the George Washington Bridge for about twenty miles. Its route can be roughly traced on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Sections of the Palisades Sill can also be seen near the Bayonne Bridge, albeit less impressively. Much of Newark Bay and the Lower Hudson River Valley follow the formation’s undersea counterparts to the ocean – or rather, a lake just inland from the ocean, bottled in by the isthmus crossing the Narrows. When glacial moraine broke through the Narrows about 10,000 years ago, the draining of the ‘dammed’ lake left the waterways we know today."

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AASHTO Employment Opportunities

AASHTO Employment Opportunities: "We are seeking a General Manager, Transportation and Revenue Programs.  This position is located in the Department's main office in Jersey City, NJ, just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. "

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NJ Spotlight | Some Sketchy Good News Has to Suffice at NJ Transportation Conference

NJ Spotlight | Some Sketchy Good News Has to Suffice at NJ Transportation Conference: "Gov. Chris Christie's attack on Democratic legislators overshadowed transit issues at the alliance's annual transportation conference at the Trenton Marriott. An audience of contractors, engineers, consultants, and bureaucrats gobbled up the Governor's partisan red meat, giving him standing ovations on arrival and departure.

Before he arrived, though, a parade of speakers from the administration and transportation providers talked bullishly about a number of transportation projects, such as raising the Bayonne Bridge over the Kill Van Kull to allow larger vessels to use the Port of New York and New Jersey."

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Zephyr Hidden Harbor Tours - Newark Bay Tour - New York Water Taxi 05/20/12 (City Guide Magazine)

Zephyr Hidden Harbor Tours - Newark Bay Tour - New York Water Taxi 05/20/12 (City Guide Magazine): "Description: This tour passes by the Red Hook Container Terminal and visits Erie Basin, home of Hughes Brothers Barges and Reinauer Tugs before crossing the harbor toward Staten Island. It then enters Kill Van Kull, the area's busiest waterway dividing Staten Island and Bayonne, passing tug yards, oil docks and marine repair facilities. It then passes under the Bayonne Bridge and visits the giant container ports of Newark Bay, Port Newark and Port Elizabeth where the world's largest container ships tie up. On the way back, we pass by Military Ocean Terminal, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial, the Robbins Reef Lighthouse and another container port, ending up at the Statue of Liberty for a moment before returning to Pier 16. Sails: 6:15-8:15pm. Adults: $29; Children (3-12 yrs): $15; Seniors: $22."

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bayonne Bridge at sunset | SILive.com

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Global Marine Terminal expanding in advance of Bayonne Bridge work – The Jersey Journal

Global Marine Terminal expanding in advance of Bayonne Bridge work – The Jersey Journal: "The Global terminal lies along Upper New York Bay on the Jersey City-Bayonne border, and unlike ships headed for the port’s main terminals in Newark and Elizabeth on Newark Bay, those bound for Global do not have to travel through the Kill van Kull and beneath the Bayonne Bridge."

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Port Strategy - Bridges to mend and to build

Port Strategy - Bridges to mend and to build: "But while this dispute may be the subject of most attention regarding the PANYNJ, it is also interesting to note that the authority is seeking to utilise a new fast track permit process to implement a $1bn project to raise the Bayonne Bridge. This has to be done to facilitate the entry of the larger size container vessels that are expected in the port following the opening of the widened Panama Canal. Even if it does achieve fast track permitting, however, the bridge project will not be completed for some time after the new canal system opens for business."

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Gov. Chris Christie sees a boon in union jobs | NJ.com

Gov. Chris Christie sees a boon in union jobs | NJ.com: "He expressed confidence in the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, calling the eventual completion of the $1 billion project "one of the proudest moments I'll ever have as governor.""

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bayonne City Council will vote to prohibit truck parking under Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com

Bayonne City Council will vote to prohibit truck parking under Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com: "The ordinance prohibits "parking of truck tractors, trailers, semi-trailers, trucks, and vans with a registered gross weight of 12,000 pounds, and buses, motor homes, and omnibus vehicles beneath any bridge, overpass, or tunnel or within 100 feet thereof.""

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Bayonne Bridge At Night - Bridges Wallpaper 1056397 - Desktop Nexus Architecture

Bayonne Bridge At Night - Bridges Wallpaper 1056397 - Desktop Nexus Architecture:

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North Shore Alternatives Analysis calls for SI BRT :: Second Ave. Sagas

North Shore Alternatives Analysis calls for SI BRT :: Second Ave. Sagas: " Light rail would have allowed for a potential spur over the Bayonne Bridge and into New Jersey while a true bus rapid transit route would better distribute current and future riders throughout Staten Island."

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce takes toll fight to Washington | SILive.com

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce takes toll fight to Washington | SILive.com: "A delegation of Staten Island Chamber of Commerce members is in the nation's capital today and tomorrow to lobby top New York and New Jersey lawmakers about the toll hikes' crushing impact on borough businesses."

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Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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The Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Global Details Terminal Expansion Plans | Journal of Commerce

Global Details Terminal Expansion Plans | Journal of Commerce: "Unlike the other large terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey, Global is seaward of the Bayonne Bridge and has no restrictions on ships’ vertical clearance. The terminal’s channel has been deepened to 50 feet."

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Lautenberg questions Coast Guard on status of "Raise the Roadway" project | NJ.com

Lautenberg questions Coast Guard on status of "Raise the Roadway" project | NJ.com: "At a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Lautenberg asked Papp about the current status of the federal government's review of the project.

"We are committed to working that project as quickly as possible," Papp replied. "We understand the importance and I commit to you to track this and work with my people up in that area to make sure that we are moving this along as quickly as possible.""

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