Thursday, June 25, 2015

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Earns Critical Federal Approval

The Charleston Chronicle "The expansion of the Panama Canal and the raising of the Bayonne Bridge in NJ are expected to significantly increase the size of cargo vessels deployed to East Coast ports, making deepwater a requirement for modern ports."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Staten Island Expressway frozen zone "The Bayonne Bridge is undergoing a major rebuild. The Goethals Bridge is being replaced. The Gowanus is being rehabbed, another centuries-long project."

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Daily Closure Schedule (June 23-28):

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "*Tuesday June 23 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Tuesday June 23 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Wednesday June 24 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Wednesday June 24 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Thursday June 25 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Thursday June 25 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Friday June 26 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Friday June 26 – 11:59pm 
The Bayonne Bridge will close Friday June 26th at 11:59pm and reopen Sunday June 28th at 8am."

Monday, June 22, 2015

What's being done about lead paint flaking off the Bayonne Bridge? "In response to those concerns, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said Friday that the bi-state agency constantly monitors the air in the neighborhood and on a regular basis, checks the soil on the construction site. The tests have shown the air and the soil are "well within compliance of all applicable health standards," Coleman said."

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bridge to remain open most of Saturday and Sunday

Hudson Reporter: "The bridge will still close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 19, through 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20. It will then remain open until 9 a.m. Monday, June 22."

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Staten Island Residents Complain About Bayonne Bridge Construction

NBC New York: "Some say the noise and debris are just too much. Checkey Beckford reports."

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

If only for a fleeting moment, multiple transit connections between Bayonne and Staten Island

Transitism: "The Port Authority’s 743 million dollar project to raise the Bayonne Bridge means that until 2017, the walkway used by pedestrians and bicyclists will be closed, cutting off the only pedestrian link between Hudson County and Staten Island."

Bridge Closure Schedule

Hudson Reporter - Briefs: "The remaining multi-hour closures for this week are: Thursday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, June 12; and Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. until 8 a.m. Sunday, June 14. "

One of the most famous bridges in the world has a nearly exact clone tucked away that nobody talks about

Business Insider: "The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, is one of the most famous structures of its kind. Tourists flock to it like selfie-taking moths to a flame, and suit up to climb over it day in and day out.

But did you know it has a twin in Bayonne, NJ, that most people don’t even think twice about?"

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Regulation Nation

Huff Post Politics - Jerry Jasinowski: "We have somehow created a red tape monster in which virtually any interest group can block construction of needed projects indefinitely. For example, raising the roadway part of the Bayonne Bridge near the Port of Newark, New Jersey, which uses previously existing foundations and rights of way, required 47 permits from 19 agencies and a 5,000-page environmental assessment. "

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bayonne Bridge

Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook: "Thomas J. Brown pushes Wavertree towards Caddell’s Dry Dock & Repair. The poor, elegant Bayonne Bridge is the background, getting a roadbed lift."

"Large container ships pass under Bayonne Bridge

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to remain open during daytime hours this weekend "Here's the schedule for the Bayonne Bridge shuttle service, which provides alternate transportation for pedestrians and cyclists:

Friday: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m."

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Going up up up Hudson rents still skyrocketing because of demand

Hudson Reporter: "Camelot of Bayonne opened to much fanfare last year, touting its proximity to mass transit and the Bayonne Bridge."

Bayonne open for business Despite construction glitches new Chamber president says city has opportunities like never before

Hudson Reporter: "But Dorans said he believes one of the biggest issues for Bayonne businesses is the traffic problems being created by the two major reconstruction problems in town: the Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway and New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Interchange 14A Improvement Program."

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps will march on Flag Day

The Troy Record: " The name was chosen based on the Fort Lee Bridgemen, named for the George Washington Bridge. According to Father Donovan, who also favored the Fort Lee athletic teams, St. Andrew’s would be named for the Bayonne Bridge; thus giving birth to the Bridgemen."