Friday, September 25, 2015

Partial weekend closures scheduled for Bayonne Bridge " The Bayonne Bridge will be closed all day Saturday to accommodate "Raise the Roadway" construction.

Closures will span from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, until 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27."

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How Lengthy Environmental Review Harms the Environment

Philip K. Howard: "Environmental review has instead evolved into an agonizing crawl through years of meetings and mind-numbing detail. A project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge has almost no environmental impact -- it uses the same foundations and right of way -- but nonetheless required a 10,000 page environmental assessment."

Port Authority Photographer Mike Dombrowski: One Man Show |

Port Authority: "These photos by Mike Dombrowski need no words.  But since my role as editor compels me to write something, how about jaw-dropping, mind-boggling, thrilling, compelling and often amazingly beautiful. I could go on, but words only get in the way.  Please click on any image that strikes your fancy and enter into the world of Port Authority infrastructure as captured in a way you’ve never seen before.  I promise you’ll be hooked."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bayonne Bridge progress

The Newtown Pentacle: "Your humble narrator was onboard solely to photograph this time around, and I soon found myself focusing in on the Bayonne Bridge reconstruction project."

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bayonne Bridge Schedule, Sept. 18 - 27, 2015

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Daily schedule
*Monday September 21 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Monday September 21– 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
Tuesday September 22– No Closure/Yom Kippur
Tuesday September 22 – No Closure/Yom Kippur
*Wednesday September 23 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Wednesday September 23 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Thursday September 24 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Thursday September 24 – 8:30pm – 5:00 am closure
*Friday September 25 – 9am – 3pm closure*
Friday September 25 – 9pm closure
The Bayonne Bridge will close Friday, September 25, at 11:59pm and reopen Sunday, September 27, at 8am.
*Six-hour daytime full closures are scheduled for Monday - Friday, from 9am – 3pm."

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Vintage photos: Bayonne's bridges and waterways "Through the years, Bayonne's bridges and waterways have offered its residents and visitors stunning displays of engineering feats and nature's beauty.

Browse through the gallery above to get a glimpse of how the Peninsula City's transportation infrastructure has progressed through the years, in photographs taken from the late 19th to mid-20th century.

The images -- just a sample of those available at the Bayonne Public Library -- include those of the Morris and Essex Canal in 1894, the groundbreaking of the Bayonne Bridge in 1928 and the filling of the shore of the Kill Van Kull in 1965."

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bayonne Bridge to close this weekend

Hudson Reporter: "The Bayonne Bridge will close for part of the Sept. 18 to 20 weekend to accommodate construction work on the “Raise the Roadway” project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. It will remain open during the day Saturday, and will be closed again overnight from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The bridge will then remain open Sunday. "

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Big news for Port of Halifax

The Chronicle Herald: "The Panama Canal is set to conclude its expansion next year, and a $1.3-billion project to increase the clearance height of the Bayonne Bridge, which connects New York City’s Staten Island borough with New Jersey, is underway."

Charleston port gets federal OK to deepen channel "The Corps’ smart planning policy holds promise for other East Coast ports that are scrambling to deepen their harbors in anticipation of the Panama Canal enlargement project, and the heightening project at the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey that will provide access for big ships to the largest container port on the coast. "

Monday, September 14, 2015

Bayonne Bridge daytime closures continue this week

New Jersey news: "On Saturday and Sunday, the bridge will remain closed between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m."

Bayonne Bridge daytime closures continue this week

Jersey Tribune: "The Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the Bayonne Bridge will experience closures throughout the day this week as part of the “Raise the Roadway” project.

While the bridge will be open during the peak of rush hour, it will remain closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. Monday through Thursday, the bridge will close overnight from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. "

Bayonne Bridge Construction 4 17 15 Video

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Friday, September 11, 2015

bayonne public library

bayonnefyi: "A bridge not too far leads to the hot dogs, history, and parkland of Hudson County’s Peninsula City, Bayonne. Here are some fun places to visit:"

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bayonne Bridge open today after rain halts construction work "A rainy day isn't such a bad thing after all, at least for people commuting between Bayonne and Staten Island."

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

'Dust Lady,' Marcy Borders was a fighter, sister recalls "Dawn Borders sat along the water near the Bayonne Bridge, her sister's favorite place, on the afternoon of her wake and funeral, remembering the life of the strongest person she knew."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Port of Melbourne: Ships may soon be too big to pass under West Gate Bridge

The Age: "New Jersey is raising the Bayonne Bridge, at a cost of $US1.29 billion ($1.86 million), to avoid this problem."

Friday, September 4, 2015


To date, the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” Project is approximately 40 percent complete, with 27 percent of pier segments, and 17 percent of roadway segments installed. Estimated completion of the new northbound roadway is late 2016, at which time all traffic will be switched to
the new, higher  roadway, and removal of the existing roadway will begin. For more, click here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bayonne Bridge open over holiday weekend

Hudson Reporter: "The Bayonne Bridge will be open over the Labor Day Weekend, as construction on the “Raise the Roadway” Navigational Clearance Project will be suspended from 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. "

An interactive look at future Staten Island developments"The $1.3 billion "Raise the Roadway" project, which seeks to raise the Bayonne Bridge 64 feet — from 151 feet to 215 feet above the Kill van Kull — should be fully complete by the second quarter of 2017. Currently the span has the lowest navigational clearance of any bridge in the area and one of the lowest in the country. When it's finished, the bridge will have four 12-foot wide lanes — two in each direction – a 12-foot wide pedestrian/biking path, nearly 5-foot wide shoulders on each side and the option to run light rail across in the future. The elevated Jersey-bound lanes should be complete some time in 2016, at which point they’ll open to traffic, but the entire span, with a new roadway, medians and walkway won't be done until the second quarter of 2017."

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Putting Donald Trump on the Couch

The New York Times: "Othmar H. Ammann was born in Switzerland, not Sweden, in 1879, and came to the United States in 1904. He proposed, designed and oversaw the construction of the George Washington Bridge and was closely involved with others around the country, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco among them. As the chief engineer of the Port Authority of New York and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, he oversaw the building of the Lincoln Tunnel, the Outerbridge Crossing and the Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Triborough, Bayonne and Goethals Bridges."