Friday, January 29, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close this weekend for construction "To accommodate "Raise the Roadway" construction work, and to minimize traffic, the bridge will close at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

After region's pummeling by blizzard, when will Port Authority bridges and tunnels reopen? "All Port Authority bridges and tunnels will reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday, the bistate agency said in a news release.

The George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing were closed at the height of the storm."

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Travel into New York City banned due to dangerous snowstorm conditions

News 12 New Jersey: "Traveling into New York City has now been banned due to dangerous conditions from the snowstorm.
The ban went into effect at 2:30 p.m. Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the joint travel ban Saturday afternoon.
The governors are requiring all Port Authority bridges and tunnels into the city to close. This includes the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing."

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, remain open through weekend storm "The Port Authority plans to close the bridge between 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, and 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, to accommodate "Raise The Roadway" construction and some storm preparations, like preliminary salting.

Usual, off-peak weekday closures are scheduled to resume on Monday, with bridge closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and overnight from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bayonne bridge construction: Port Authority, city officials issue Jan. 19 updates "The "Raise the Roadway" project, which began in May 2013 and is slated to be completed by 2017, is designed to raise the navigational clearance under the crossing to 215 feet to allow larger, modern ships to travel under it. The project will also provide commuters with a modern roadway with 12-foot lanes and a 12-foot shared lane for bicyclists and pedestrians."

Monday, January 18, 2016

First widespread snowfall wreaks icy havoc on roads "On the bi-state Bayonne Bridge, a slippery roadway appeared to contribute to a three-car accident that injured one person at about 7:30 p.m., said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night to Sunday morning

Hudson Reporter: "The bridge will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. "

Monday, January 11, 2016

The 10 most underrated things about New Jersey "7. The Pulaski Skyway. I was tempted to put the Bayonne Bridge on this list on the advice of our Brian Donohue, but the Skyway prevailed. "

MN-WI St. Croix River bridge project plagued by labor, material shortages delayed 1 year

Construction Dive: "The last few months have brought other announcements of delays on high-profile bridge projects as well. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York said the $1.5 billion rehabilitation of New York City’s Verrazano Bridge will take approximately 25 years, and the "Raise the Roadway" Bayonne Bridge project will not be completed until two years after its original completion date."

Big ships, big data and other big ideas: East Cost ports leaders share outlook

Post and Courier: "Newsome, in the magazine’s report, says expansion of the Panama Canal this year and raising the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey next year will lead to containerships carrying as many as 13,000 cargo boxes visiting East Coast ports."

Bayonne Bridge plaque

Bayonne Bridge plaque | via Flickr

Saturday, January 9, 2016

High water causes carriers to skip New Orleans calls "At the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Bayonne Bridge has a 151-foot clearance that is too low for some container ships."

Friday, January 8, 2016

Bayonne Bridge one of the subjects of Men's Forum "Mike Valletta, an engineer with the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, will speak to the Men's Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and tell his audience the engineering challenges faced with "the Bayonne Bridge and Other PANYNJ Projects."

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Bayonne Bridge closing Friday night through Sunday morning

Hudson Reporter: "The bridge will be closed beginning 11:59 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday."

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Toll hikes rile motorists Bayonne Bridge can be costly

Hudson Reporter: "The increase in the Bayonne Bridge toll from $14 to $15 on Dec. 6 for cash-paying customers in regular passenger vehicles does not sit well with many motorists."

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Panama President Says Canal Expansion To Be Complete by May

Working Harbor Committee: "After several delays resulting from worker disputes to a dire-looking leak in the new locks, the Panamanian President has said the Panama Canal Expansion Project will be completed in May of this year."

Explainer: Port Authority Oversees Region’s Trade and Key Transportation Links

NJ Spotlight: "The agency is roughly halfway through a massive $1.3 billion capital project to raise the Bayonne Bridge enough to enable the newest, largest class of “Panamax” ships to pass underneath."

Friday, January 1, 2016

Giant Container Ships Arrive On US Shores, But Many Ports Not Prepared For Era Of Megaships

International Business Times: "In New York and New Jersey, the joint port authority is carrying out a more than $1 billion plan to raise the Bayonne Bridge connecting Staten Island and New Jersey to allow for taller vessels."