Sunday, March 27, 2016

West Coast ports back on track for growth "Vessel sizes probably sill remain less than 10,000 TEUs, however, because of a clearance problem at the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey and water depth issues in the South Atlantic."

Keeping pace

Port Strategy: "That said, while a terminal needs to be planning for longer quays, bigger cranes, deeper water, and high container exchanges on and off the ship, there can also be an impact on the surrounding infrastructure. For example, the raising of the Bayonne Bridge to allow access to key container terminals in the Port of New York/New Jersey and the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project in Southern California are just two noted and well-publicised projects that will allow bigger ships to access key terminals in the US."

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to stay open for Easter weekend, Port Authority says "The bridge will stay open all day today and will remain open through 9 a.m. Monday, the bi-state agency said."

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The U.S. Isn’t Ready for Something That Could Drastically Change the Global Economy

Foreign Policy: "In practice, however, East Coast ports simply aren’t ready for the massive ships the canal can soon let pass; they aren’t deep enough. Dredging projects in Norfolk and Charleston, S.C., are behind schedule; the latter isn’t expected to be completed until 2020. And the raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway, a $1.3 billion project that is key to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s efforts to attract larger ships, isn’t expected to be done until next year. And much of the rail and highway infrastructure to move more containers away from the coast is not yet in place."

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

U.S. East Coast ports not ready for Panama Canal expansion

Reuters: "Wang singled out the raising of the Bayonne Bridge linking New York and New Jersey to allow larger, new ships to pass under it as a choke point for carriers, as it is years behind schedule. The Bayonne Bridge project is "just delays, delays, delays," he said."

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A city in change Bayonne progress is starting to show

Hudson Reporter: "Collins Park, the largest of the three in the shadow of the Bayonne Bridge, has about $360,000 in Port Authority money for some revisions. Improvements, which will begin in the spring and finish by July, will renovate the skate park, resurface turf on various courts, and upgrade pedestrian paths. "

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night through Saturday "To accommodate "Raise the Roadway" construction and to minimize traffic, the bridge will close at 9 p.m. on Friday and reopen at 8 a.m. on Sunday."

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close tonight until Sunday morning "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. on Sunday due to ongoing construction work on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority has announced."

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Body found floating in water near Bayonne Bridge "Several NYPD and FDNY vehicles and personnel are stationed off of Morningstar Road and Richmond Terrace in Elm Park as part of the emergency response. The floating body was reported around 8:15 a.m. based on emergency radio transmissions."

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close Saturday for construction

Hudson Reporter: "The Bayonne Bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 4 through 8 a.m. Sunday, March 6, to accommodate ongoing construction work for the “Raise the Roadway” project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced."

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bayonne Bridge

Giant Cranes Give the Bayonne a Much-Needed Lift |: "Known as segment-launching gantries, or gantry cranes, these mechanical giants haul and install the 70-ton concrete segments that make up the roadways. As big as they are – 500 feet long and 1 million pounds each – they work with finesse and precision, moving the roadway segments into just the right place for human workers to bind them with steel, epoxy and more concrete."