News and Views About the Past, Present, and Future of the Bayonne Bridge
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
WATCH Progress On New York Harbor's Bayonne Bridge
gCaptain: "At the moment, the span presents a difficult obstacle to large container ships passing under it on the way to and from Newark Bay. Its clearance of between 151 to 156 feet (46–48 m) above the Kill Van Kull depending on the tide means that today’s largest ships, which can reach 175 feet (53 m) above the waterline, must fold down antenna masts, take on ballast and/or wait for low tide to pass through. The problem will become more serious now that the Panama Canal expansion project allows larger new-Panamax ships through the canal."