Friday, July 31, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to be closed for most of the weekend, Port Authority says "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Sunday this weekend as work continues on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority announced today."

Letter: Need better quality of life near Bayonne Bridge project "I think it is really sad and disheartening that it is like a war zone near the bridge"

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spanning the Decades: Recollections of our iconic bridge

Hudson Reporter: "With the raise-the-roadway project, slated for completion in 2018, the Bayonne Bridge is going through a transformation never envisioned when it debuted in 1931. As it undergoes this massive change, we thought it would be a good time to call on one of Bayonne’s most revered citizens to share his memories of the bridge back in the day."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Double-digit volume jump puts NY-NJ on pace for record year "Larrabee is retiring Sept. 1 after 15 years in which he oversaw the port’s 50-foot channel dredging, development of intermodal rail ramps, reconfiguration and expansion of port terminals, roadway improvements, and work on a long-delayed raising of the Bayonne Bridge, which is scheduled to be ready for larger ships next summer."

Monday, July 27, 2015

Free lead exposure testing tomorrow in Bayonne "The event, which is being run by the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services, will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Bayonne Senior Center at 16 West Fourth St., according to a Bayonne City Hall press advisory. The testing will be open to all Hudson County residents."

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Police: Bayonne Bridge painters cause $9,000 in damage, power outage

Hudson County View: "On that day, there was a reported electrical outage at the main power of the Bayonne Bridge and electrical workers discovered that approximately 120 feet of copper cable had been illegally removed from the main span of a tower electrical panel, authorities said."

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to be closed for weekend "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Sunday this weekend as work continues on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority announced earlier this week."

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More Ships Heading to U.S. East Coast Ports at the Expense of the West

Ship & Bunker: "To accommodate the larger sized ships, Savannah is said to have already started dredging its shipping channels, while New York/New Jersey have been raising the Bayonne Bridge."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jersey City one of worst cities for drivers in the country, report says "Jersey City was likely slammed for the high car insurance rates and gas prices typical of the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area, as well as more local issues like constant road closures and construction in the surrounding area (the Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project, the Bayonne Bridge raising, etc.) and scarce parking in some areas."

Friday, July 17, 2015

Service Wire Helps Raise the Bayonne Bridge

Ted Magazine: "As an approved vendor of the New York Port Authority, Service Wire Company has worked with leading New York area distributors and contractors on the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project. Over 100,000 feet of Service Wire's FeederMC and 75,000 feet of 600V XHHW-2 will be used in this important infrastructure improvement."

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Port Authority announces Bridge closures

Hudson Reporter: "Multi-hour closures for this week are: Wednesday, July 15 from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, July 16; Thursday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, July 17; Friday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. until 8 a.m. Sunday, July 19."

SC Ports Announces 14% Container Volume Growth

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide: "Amidst progress of the Panama Canal expansion and the Bayonne Bridge raising, big ships have transitioned to East Coast trade routes, and SCPA currently receives 11 post-Panamax vessel calls each week."

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bright idea for the Bayonne Bridge

Hudson Reporter: "Rather when the time comes to tear down the original approaching roadway, which will be a major demolition project, let them stay in place. Make them a pedestrian walkway much like the much heralded High Line in New York City."

Monday, July 13, 2015

'Raise the Roadway' construction closes Bayonne Bridge much of this week "The Bayonne Bridge will be open for limited hours this week due to "Raise the Roadway" construction.

It will be open only from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, the bridge will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until midnight.

It's closed in both directions at all other times, including all day Saturday and until 8 a.m. Sunday. The bridge will re-open Sunday after 8 a.m. for the remainder of the day, according to the Port Authority alerts website."

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Update

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information to the City of Bayonne about the Bayonne Bridge construction project."

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bayonne Bridge weekend closures announced "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend starting at 11:59 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. on Sunday due to ongoing construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project, according to the Port Authority.

After reopening on Sunday morning, the bridge will remain open until 9 a.m. on Monday."

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bayonne bridge construction update "There will be a full weekend closure of the bridge beginning on Friday, July 17. "

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Residents Want More Compensation For Bayonne Bridge Project

CBS New York [Video]: "It’s residents versus the Port Authority as people living directly next to the Bayonne Bridge say they’re not being fairly compensated to deal with the ongoing construction project."

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Amazing Bridges In New Jersey

Amazing Bridges In New Jersey: "Connecting New Jersey to Staten Island, the Bayonne Bridge is the 5th longest steel arch bridge in the world."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bayonne Bridge work makes life miserable for area residents "Residents on Newark Avenue in Elm Park say that each week is full of disheartening surprises: Returning from work to dust clouds billowing in front of their homes, or to paint chips on their front steps. In the middle of the night, perhaps the sound of machinery will wake them up."

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Closing Schedule for July 6-12, 2015

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website:
"Daily schedule

*Monday, July 6 - 9am – 3pm closure*
  Monday, July 6 - 8:30pm – 5:00am closure

*Tuesday, July 7 - 9am – 3pm closure*
  Tuesday, July 7 - 8:30pm – 5:00am closure

*Wednesday, July 8 - 9am – 3 pm closure*
  Wednesday, July 8 - 8:30pm – 5:00am closure

*Thursday, July 9 - 9am – 3pm closure*
  Thursday, July 9 - 8:30pm – 5:00am closure

*Friday, July 10 - 9am – 3pm closure*
  Friday, July 10 - 11:59pm closure

The Bayonne Bridge will close Friday, July 10, at 11:59 pm and reopen Sunday, July 12, at 8 am.

*6 hour daytime full closures are scheduled for Monday - Friday, from 9 am – 3 pm."

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hidden Harbor Tour of Port Newark – Thursday, 9 July from 6-8PM

Working Harbor Committee: "Learn about how floating dry docks work; the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse; tug boat yards, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial; the Bayonne Bridge and it’s connection to the Panama Canal Expansion Project, and more from our expert narrators – plus, the chance to get an epic selfie at sunset with Lady Liberty."

Residents near Bayonne Bridge construction say quality of life has diminished

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to remain open holiday weekend

Hudson Reporter: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that the Bayonne Bridge will remain open the whole Independence Day weekend, from 5 a.m. Thursday, July 2, through 9 a.m. Monday, July 6. "