Thursday, November 17, 2016

At Sea With New York Harbor’s Channel Masters

The New York Times: "If the water in the harbor were to evaporate, you would see a series of trenches snaking from the Atlantic into the Hudson and around Staten Island into Newark Bay. For more than a decade, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Army Corps of Engineers have been digging a 50-foot-deep channel to accommodate a new generation of supersize ships traveling to New York from an expanded Panama Canal. As part of the project, the Bayonne Bridge is being raised, and once all of the work is completed, ships more than four football fields long, carrying as many as 9,000 40-foot containers, will be able to reach marine terminals in New Jersey."