Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Jersey's Rapid Industrial Construction Still Can't Keep Up With Demand

BISNOW.com: "The rise in demand has only accelerated, as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island has allowed for bigger ships to reach the ports of Newark and Elizabeth, thereby increasing users' need for space to handle incoming shipments. According to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, deliveries to New York and New Jersey ports between July and October increased by 7.4% over the same period of 2016."

Friday, December 8, 2017

How far over budget has Bayonne Bridge project gone?

NJ.com: "Citing "multiple complexities and construction challenges," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved an additional $350 million to $400 million, bringing the initial $1.3 billion price tag to nearly $1.7 billion."

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Rising Cost of Luring Megaships to Newark

WSJ (subscription required): "The cost of modifying the Bayonne Bridge to open up the Port of New York and New Jersey to a new class of megaships has risen again and looks set to reach nearly $1.7 billion."

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge temporarily closed due to injured worker

NJ.com: "The 49-year-old man sustained a severe injury to his leg this afternoon on the lower level of the Bridge that is being demolished, according to Joseph Pentangelo, spokesman for the Port Authority Police Department."

Monday, November 20, 2017

Bayonne Bridge reopened; equipment cleared from roadway

SILive.com: "The PA closed the bridge to traffic Sunday in both directions at around 10:50 a.m. on Sunday. The bridge reopened at 12:12 p.m. after the equipment was removed, said Joseph Pentangelo, a PA spokesman.

"ESU has secured the equipment,which was hanging. There was a visual inspection of the bridge and details to follow," he said."

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Bayonne Bridge is now closed in both directions due to emergency construction

Port Authority Alerts & Advisories: "The Bayonne Bridge is now closed in both directions due to emergency construction. Please plan alternate route."

Friday, November 17, 2017

Overnight closure of Bayonne Bridge is announced

NJ.com: The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from midnight tonight until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials said.

Managing the New Panamax Containerships

Maritime Professional: "“We’re thrilled to have CMA CGM T. Roosevelt call at our port and serve as the celebratory vessel for the raising of the Bayonne Bridge,” Molly Campbell, Port Director at the Port of New York and New Jersey, explained in a prepared statement. “We invested billions of dollars to raise the Bayonne Bridge, deepen harbor channels, install rail facilities at all of our terminals and improve our port road network, with the goal of attracting the world’s biggest ships and cargo to our port and the jobs and economic activity they provide,” she added. "

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Port of New York and New Jersey sees container traffic rise 24 percent

Transportation Today: "The completion of the 20-year Harbor Deepening Project contributed to this growth, the report said. The project raised the deck of the Bayonne Bridge and dredged the main channel to a depth of 50 feet."

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be open all weekend

SILive.com: "The bridge is scheduled to be open on weekends for the rest of the year, but will be closed on certain Friday nights, according to the Port Authority."

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New York’s Majestic Passage in the Sky | The New Yorker

The New Yorker: " Of all the city’s bridges, the Bayonne Bridge is the most powerful and intimate work of modernist-era art. Nothing half as tall stands near it. Sky fills the girders’ interstices and geometries, and above the arch the clouds rise dramatically. The bridge spans the Kill Van Kull, a body of water about two thousand feet across at its widest and about eight hundred feet at its narrowest. It is the color of lead and looks beat-up and hard-used."

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, will reopen Saturday

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the span at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, to accommodate construction as part of the "Raise the Roadway" project. The bridge will reopen Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 a.m., and it will remain open the rest of the weekend."

Bayonne Bridge Heightening Prompts Port Newark Expansion

Jersey Digs: "The Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT), which sits between the New Jersey Turnpike and the Newark Bay in Essex County, will undergo multiple changes now that the Bayonne Bridge has been raised."

Sky's the Limit

Global Trade Magazine: "When the 14,400 TEU CMA CGM T. Roosevelt inaugurated the new bridge in early September, having just weeks earlier become the largest container ship to pass through the Panama Canal, everything was back to normal; only bigger, which turned out to make things better."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be open most weekends until January

SILive.com: "This weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, and will reopen at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, according to Coleman.

"After next weekend, there are no more weekend closures anticipated through the end of this year," he said.

"Beginning next month, due to the contractor's progress and upcoming holidays and winter season, Monday through Thursday overnight closures will be suspended until early spring 2018," he added."

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nice weekend weather? Let's close the Bayonne Bridge (commentary)

SILive.com: "We're supposed to have some nice weather this weekend. Mid-70s. Sunny. Lots of folks are going to be out driving. A lot of them are going to be going to New Jersey, either to shop, visit friends or enjoy what's likely going to be one of the few remaining pleasant weekends before the colder, drearier weather sets in."

Bayonne Bridge and Holland Tunnel undergoing lane closures this weekend

NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend to accommodate ongoing construction on the crossing. The roadway, which connects Bayonne and Staten Island, will be closed to 5 a.m. Monday."

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Officials Consider Building Aerial Gondola System Between NY & NJ

CBS New York: "The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is calling for a nearly two mile-long system with gondolas that are somewhat smaller than the Roosevelt Island trams. They would rise 500 feet above the Kill Van Kull and run adjacent to the Bayonne Bridge."

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Big ship jitters voiced at Port Industry Days

AJOT.COM: "The completion of the raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadbed in June had the immediate effect of attracting a new generation of giant containerships to the port, with the prospect of increasing cargo volumes but also port congestion."

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to stay open for long holiday weekend

NJ.com: "The bridge will be closed from midnight tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday, and then remain open until 7 p.m. Monday, Columbus Day. Next week, the bridge will be closed during the overnight hours from Oct. 9-12, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 22, and reopen by 8 a.m. Saturday, September 23. Once the bridge reopens on Saturday, it is not scheduled to close again until 7 p.m. Monday, September 25. The bridge will be closed during the overnight hours on Tuesday through Thursday, September 26 through September 28, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning."

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge closed this weekend, lane closures scheduled for Holland Tunnel

NJ.com: "The bridge will be closed through the weekend to accommodate ongoing construction, officials said. The bridge will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.

The Avenue A off-ramp from Route 440 will also be closed until midnight tonight, and traffic will be diverted at 5th Street."

Friday, September 15, 2017

Regional Plan Association proposes 1,650-mile Tri-State Trail system

Curbed NY: "There are three proposed routes that would extend from New York City, all of which already have existing trails that would need to be expanded or connected. The first is the Harbor Ring, which would connect Lower Manhattan via ferry to Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne, across the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island, then over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge over to the Brooklyn Greenway and across the Brooklyn Bridge."

Port of New York/New Jersey to bump Virginia to No. 2 stop on Asia-East Coast service

pilotonline.com: "The Asia-U.S. East Coast ocean-carrier service that in recent months made the Port of Virginia its first stop for the biggest-ships-ever to transit the Panama Canal has tweaked its lineup.

Starting next month, the Port of New York/New Jersey has been added to the schedule and will become the first East Coast stop.

Virginia will be next, followed by Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., before ships head back home to Hong Kong."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When the Roosevelt came to town

WorkBoat: "The Roosevelt’s transit was a culmination of almost 30 years of efforts to expand the port’s capacity – and a signal that nearly a decade after the great financial meltdown of 2008, Americans are buying more imports."

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

EarthCam Teams Up with Granite Construction on the Kosciuszko Bridge

Benzinga: "EarthCam specializes in webcam technology for infrastructure projects and has documented major bridges coast to coast, from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and St. Croix River Crossing to the New NY Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge."

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Video: Biggest cargo ship yet passes under Bayonne Bridge

abc7ny.com: "The largest ship yet -- The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt -- entered the Kill van Kull and under the Verrazano Bridge just after 7 a.m. on its journey to APM Terminal in Elizabeth. It crossed under the Bayonne Bridge just before 10 a.m."

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bayonne Bridge closed this weekend: Port Authority

NJ.com: "The bridge will be closed all weekend up until 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, in order to accommodate ongoing construction, the Port Authority said."

Thursday, September 7, 2017

See largest container ship on East Coast pass under Bayonne Bridge for 1st time (PHOTOS)

NJ.com: "Four times larger than the Statue of Liberty and the length of five football fields, the Theodore Roosevelt can carry more than 14,400 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Owned by French shipping group CMA CGM, the ship made its way to New Jersey after navigating the new Panama Canal locks and becoming the largest capacity ship to do so."

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to remain open for Labor Day

SILive.com: "The Port Authority opened the span Friday at 5 a.m., and it will remain open until it closes again for regularly scheduled construction on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m."

Colossal container ship to pass under raised Bayonne Bridge

NJ.com: "The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt will steam up the Kill van Kull and under the Bayonne Bridge mid-late Thursday morning, according to its owner, the French shipping company CMA CGM. The company said the ship will dock at APM Terminal in Elizabeth."

Friday, September 1, 2017

Traffic at the Port of Halifax is booming

Truck News: "As a result of those two pieces, we are seeing larger vessels deployed along the East Coast of North America,” Farguson said. “And with the raising of the Bayonne Bridge in N.Y. recently, that’s accelerating these larger vessels being deployed along the eastern North American trade lanes."

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Developer and Details Emerge for 7th Street Project Near Bayonne Bridge

Jersey Digs: "Now, Shrewsbury-based MonGroup Properties has taken over the project, which lies right along the lead-up to the Bayonne Bridge entrance. The company purchased the land back in July for just under $1 million and recently unveiled a rendering for the development."

Container shipping: Solid demand growth reduces spot rate volatility

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide: "Moving forward, PANYNJ, should benefit from the early completion of the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance project. With the new air draft of 215 feet (65.5m), ships up to 18,000 TEU will now be able to reach the terminal ‘behind’ the bridge (9,800 TEU was the maximum before the elevation). This will prompt carriers to optimise their networks once again, as most US East Coast ports have upgraded their terminals in recent years to accommodate the Ultra Large Containerships."



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Tight Squeeze Industries

Virginia Business: "Another pivotal event occurred earlier this year when the Bayonne Bridge leading into the Port of New York and New Jersey was raised. That bridge previously blocked large ships from reaching the East Coast’s busiest port."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Containership to Honor Bayonne Bridge Renovation With Sept. 7 Call to N.Y.-N.J. Port

Transport Topics: "The weekly service has brought the containerships capable of handling 14,000-plus industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent containers, or TEUs, to Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia since the spring. But the Theodore Roosevelt will be first to stop in New York-New Jersey through the newly raised Bayonne Bridge."

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekend Bridge Schedule

The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "This weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will be closed starting at 10 p.m. Friday, August 25 for construction activity, and will reopen by 3 p.m. Sunday, August 27. During the construction work, downtown Bayonne traffic will be diverted at 5th Street beginning 10 p.m. Friday and will revert back to Avenue A by 11:59 p.m. Saturday night."

Friday, August 25, 2017

A vessel on an historic voyage

AJOT.COM: "Now, with an apron raised, the Bayonne Bridge allows access to the port of Newark to container ships with a draft of 49,5feet. September 7, 2017, will bring together the ship bearing an historic New Yorker’s name and a storied bridge that for 45 years was the world’s longest steel-arch bridge. Together, they mark a new chapter in commercial shipping."

CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt to Inaugurate Bayonne Bridge

Maritime Journal - News Infomarine: "The newly built 14,400 TEU container ship CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt will be the designated inaugural vessel for the raised Bayonne Bridge at the Port of New York & New Jersey when she arrives in early September. The Roosevelt takes her name from America's 26th president, who was a native New Yorker and served as the governor of New York State."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CMA CGM Makes Record Panama Transit

Port Technology International: "The neopanamax ship will also call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, which recently completed a four year, US$1.6 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to 215 feet. Now vessels over 9,500 TEU can bypass the bridge to reach three of four main terminals at the port. On September 7th,  the largest vessel ever to pass under the bridge will the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, for which CMA CGM provided details in the below infographic."

Panama Canal welcomes largest capacity vessel to date

American Shipper: "The canal authority said the Theodore Roosevelt is also expected to call the Port of New York and New Jersey, which recently completed a four year, $1.6 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to 215 feet, thereby allowing ships larger than 9,500 TEU to dock at three of its four primary terminals located west of the bridge."

PANAMA CANAL EXPANDS, EAST COAST PORTS GROW

Global Trade Magazine: "Many ports are still working on infrastructure projects to accommodate new Panamax ships. At the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the recently completed Bayonne Bridge-raising project now allows the largest ships to gain access to the ports of Newark, Staten Island and Elizabeth. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a conference in May that it’s a “game-changer” that will help generate billions of additional dollars in economic activity to the region."

Record Panama Canal Transit by CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt

Maritime Executive: "For this voyage, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt will also call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, which recently completed a four year, $1.6 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to 215 ft. The move will allow the nation’s third-largest port for the first time to accept ships larger than 9,500 TEU to reach three of its four main terminals."

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The ideal state for business? It's New Jersey

NJBIZ: "Businesses benefit from access to exceptional sea ports, from Port Newark, to the world-class facilities in New York and Philadelphia. And with the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, larger ships can now reach our terminals and service the companies opening in and relocating here. "

Attractions of Port Property

Port Strategy: "The Bayonne Bridge project is finally in the home stretch and vessels exceeding 10,000 teu from Maersk, Zim and OOCL have been able to reach the docks with the greater vertical clearance. But logistics, which includes scheduling, docking, and getting cargo on/off the vessels and into/out of terminals, is tricky stuff in New York/New Jersey, as well at ports all down the US East Coast."

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project

HDR: "As the lead design firm on this $1.38 billion project, our responsibility included the elevated deck for the main bridge span; the strengthening of the historic arch for increased loading; and the segmental concrete approach superstructures. We also provided architectural design for four service buildings, maintenance of traffic design, traffic modeling and permit acquisition in addition to project management for the design team."

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Port Authority Alerts & Advisories

Port Authority Alerts & Advisories: "The Bayonne Bridge is closed in both directions until 3:00 PM Sunday, August 20th. Please plan alternate route."



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Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Sunday

SILive.com: "The bridge will close at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, and will reopen at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.

Once the bridge reopens on Sunday, it will remain open until 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21."

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Park improvements coming to Bergen Point Upgrades to Collins Park linear park planned

Hudson Reporter: "The long-term goal is to make most of the Bayonne shorefront accessible and walkable, and the Bergen Point neighborhood is a big part of that plan. City officials and the Port Authority have recently discussed the potential for a linear park underneath the Bayonne Bridge that would start at 5th Street and extend south to Dennis Collins Park and could include a walkway, bike path, parkland, playground, and possibly other amenities."

Baseball from Bayonne Bridge hits construction worker

NothJersey.com: "The construction worker, a 53-year-old man, who was not identified, called the police reporting that he had been hit by the ball, said Joe Pentangelo, senior police public information officer. The worker suffered minor scrapes and refused medical attention. He was standing several feet away from the road surface at the time he was hit."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

American Bridge Co. may take over the New York Wheel

New York Business Journal: "It designed and built the Bayonne Bridge in 1931, the longest arch superstructure in the world at the time, and was involved in the design of the Empire State Building."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to Remain Open Most of the Weekend

TAPinto: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed overnight starting at 11:59 p.m. tonight, and reopening 8 a.m.tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 12. Once reopened, the bridge will remain open until 7 p.m.Monday, August 14."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Expanded Panama Canal Proves Beneficial to US Industrial

Commercial Property Executive: "The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spent $1.3 billion to raise the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey and $1.6 billion on a dredging project for improved access to Port Newark and Port Elizabeth in New Jersey and a Staten Island, N.Y., terminal."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MonGroup willing to pay the price to make its new project 'green'

NJBIZ: "Mere weeks after acquiring 175 W. 7th St. in Bayonne, the developer has announced plans for a 56-unit low-rise complex near the Bayonne Bridge."

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Big-ship-serving Port of Baltimore looks beyond gates for more progress

AJOT.COM: "Scher said making the antiquated tunnel capable of accommodating CSX trains with double-stacked containers “would be quite a game-changer for us,” while, he said, the just-raised Bayonne Bridge roadbed should translate to even more calls for Baltimore on mega-containership rotations that include Port of New York & New Jersey terminals now accessible to the extra-big boxships."

Monday, August 7, 2017

Post Panama Canal expansion, the top three U.S. ports still rule

Building Design + Construction: "The Port of New York/New Jersey spent $2.1 billion to deepen its harbor to 50 feet. And by opening an elevated Bayonne Bridge, the largest container ships now have access to the Port of NY/NJ."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday morning

SILive.com: "Once the bridge reopens Saturday, it will not close again until 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7."

Friday afternoon Expressway traffic stretches from bridge to bridge

SILive.com: "In response to the Sunday night jams, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey changed construction schedules and canceled weekend closure of the Bayonne Bridge."

Transportation a key topic at Sen. Gillibrand's Q&A at Snug Harbor

SILive.com: "We have had study after study" on the viability of a West Shore light rail over the Bayonne Bridge to connect commuters to New Jersey, she said, and asked for Gillibrand's support to include Staten Island in the Regional Transportation Plan.

With Sen. Chuck Schumer and others discussing the plan, "we really need to be a part of those conversations," Rose said.

Gillibrand agreed "it's not fair for half a million people to not have access to transportation and be able to get to the jobs that they need in our big city."

Friday, August 4, 2017

AL officials plan expansion of Port Birmingham

AL officials plan expansion of Port Birmingham: "One such project nearing completion is the $1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge renovation. Skanska was tasked with raising the bridges' clearance from 151 feet to 215 feet so the new ships can fit underneath. The bridge was originally scheduled to be finished in 2016 but should be fully complete sometime in 2019; however, it will be able to accomodate larger ships beginning this summer, according to The Wall Street Journal."

5-story residential building announced for southern Bayonne

NJ.com: "The building will be located just under the entrance ramp to the Bayonne Bridge, less than a half mile from the Eighth Street Light Rail Station. "

11 months later, no sanctions for Bayonne developer accused of stealing water

Hudson County View: "The situation is notable because Skanska Koch Kiewit, a contractor for the Bayonne Bridge construction project, was agreed to pay Suez Water $32,360.40 on December 5th, 2016 for drawing water from a hydrant without a meter."

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bayonne OKs $1.7 million bid for Collins Park upgrades, but bike park is out

NJ.com: "The work will be paid for by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, city Business Administrator Joe DeMarco said. The bi-state agency pledged $2 million to Bayonne for improvements in the area as part of the "Raise the Roadway" Bayonne Bridge construction project."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

PANYNJ, ExpressRail post records in 2017's first half. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News: "Volumes through June 30 were 4.4 percent higher than during the same period in 2015, when the previous record of 3,093,789 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) was set, according to a PANYNJ press release."

Summer traffic help: Bayonne Bridge to remain open this weekend

SILive.com: "After major traffic tie-ups earlier this month on New Jersey-Staten Island crossings, the Port Authority will continue to shift when it closes bridges for construction, keeping the Bayonne Bridge open this weekend to minimize congestion from summer travelers."

Friday, July 28, 2017

Port of NY & NJ reports cargo volumes for H1 2017

Portnews: "This summer’s completion of navigational clearance on the $1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge project was a major game changer for this port, and we believe will be a catalyst for continued port growth as the world’s biggest, modern, fuel efficient vessels can now call on our terminals,” said Port Department Director Molly Campbell. “Moving forward, we will continue to work with all our stakeholders to further enhance our ability to handle these record levels of cargo to maintain our designation as the East Coast’s premier port."

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Port of NY & NJ Welcomes Largest Boxship Ever

Maritime Executive: "The Berlin measures longer than 1,200 feet; to date, the ships calling New York and New Jersey terminals have been 1,000 feet long and under. The newly completed Bayonne Bridge clearance project made her arrival possible. "

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port Authority finalizes plan to open Bayonne Bridge on Sundays

NJ.com: "Port Authority officials said yesterday that the Bayonne Bridge, normally closed for construction on weekends, will open at 3 p.m. Sundays and hopefully alleviate some of the massive traffic jams that have occurred the past two weekends."

Bayonne Bridge will be open Sunday nights

NJ.com: "Any weekend closings will end on Sunday afternoon to allow the bridge to absorb some of the traffic heading back to New York from the Jersey Shore and other destinations."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

First 13,000 TEU Containership Transits Under New York and New Jersey's Raised Bayonne Bridge – gCaptain

gCaptainAt 13,208 TEU, the Berlin measures more than 1,200 feet in length. It is now the largest vessel to transit under the Bayonne Bridge, which was only recently raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters) from its original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance. Previously, the air draft clearance of the bridge limited the size of ships able to call at the port, but it’s now possible for larger ships to enter Newark Bay without any air draft issues.




Monday, July 17, 2017

Jersey traffic nightmare results in Bayonne Bridge opening Sunday night | SILive.com

SILive.com: "In response to traveler concerns and what has become record volumes of traffic going over the Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge this summer, we will no longer close the Bayonne Bridge on Sunday nights," said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. "Any weekend closings will end on Sunday afternoon to allow the bridge to absorb some of the traffic heading back to New York from the Jersey Shore and other destinations."

Sunday, July 16, 2017

DMV cracks down on toll evaders by suspending registrations

New York Post: "The PA’s new Bayonne Bridge and the Thruway Authority’s Tappan Zee Bridge are also cashless."

Friday, July 14, 2017

BAYONNE BRIDGE TO CLOSE THIS WEEKEND FOR ONGOING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (via Public): "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend - from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 17 - to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Getting your way around Staten Island via mass transit

SILive.com: "New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail opened in the spring of 2000 and the closest station to the Island is at 8th Street in Bayonne, a five-minute, drive from the Bayonne Bridge, which is undergoing a massive reconstruction project.

Or, Islanders can board the MTA's limited-run S89 line along Richmond Avenue during weekday rush hours only, go over the Bayonne Bridge and get off at the first stop, the 34th Street Hudson-Bergen station. Construction delays may interrupt service, so it's best to check the MTA website for advisories."

Port of NY/NJ box volume growth continues in May

American Shipper: "Looking ahead, the port could potentially expect an even further increase in cargo volumes, in the wake of the port authority recently completing a multiyear project to raise the height of the Bayonne Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island to allow ships over 9,800 TEUs to call terminals west of the bridge."

Monday, July 10, 2017

Study: The Port Authority Is Still Choking Newark Residents With Truck Exhaust

Village Voice: "Last month, the first of a series of massive ships entered Port Newark thanks to the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, which will allow larger ships coming through the expanded Panama Canal to reach New York’s port. The increase in cargo container load will lead to more trucks on Newark’s streets, as the region lacks any substantive rail freight options for local delivery."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cashless tolling on Verrazano begins: What you need to know

SILive.com: "Along with the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge, the Verrazano joins the RFK Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge, Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Cross Bay Bridge and Marine Parkway Bridge in eliminating the need to stop and pay a toll."

Closures At Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel

CBS New York: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend, the Port Authority said. Traffic will be detoured via 5th Street in Bayonne initially Friday night, though as of Saturday the detour will run through Avenue A. As of Monday, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. daily, through Friday."

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hello? Bayonne Bridge?

Roads & Bridges: " After the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge visit, I had my sights set on the Bayonne Bridge project. Crews have installed a new road deck 64 ft above the original deck, which was built back in 1931, and traffic has been moving on the new part since February, but there is still a lot of work to be done on the travel lanes. There will be two 12-ft-wide lanes in each direction, the inner and outer shoulders, and a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians. The job is supposed to be completed in 2019, and I thought it would be a great idea to use the 360° camera to drive over the bridge and then capture flat and full-circle images on the other parts still under construction. I have reached out to the owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, several times via phone and email. My messages have not been returned. I relaunched my search after several weeks of dead ends and reached out to a second person with the Port Authority. The person told me not to worry, that someone would reach out to me soon. Finally, words were exchanged and a human connection was established. However, this person quickly fell into the mysterious abyss that appears to be lashing its tongue around anyone I try and contact at the public affairs office and pulling them down into a depth of nothingness."

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A perfect game Little League team goes undefeated

Hudson Reporter: "Little League Baseball is a long-held tradition in Bayonne. After all, legend has it that the game was invented only a few miles north. Every year, elementary-school-age kids from across the city compete at the picturesque Dennis P. Collins Park, where the Bayonne Bridge is so close it could catch a home run."

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Smooth sailing for big ships through Bayonne Bridge to call NY-NY port

SeaNews: "Ports along the US East Coast are closely watching the bridge opening, believing that with the height restriction removed more large vessels will come through the expanded Panama Canal - opened a year ago - and along the coast to stop at the major New York-New Jersey terminals."

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: July 3 - 7, 2017

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform a Full Weekend Closure (FWC). The bridge will close at 11:59 pm Friday, July 7, and reopen by 5:00 am Monday, July 10."

Saturday, July 1, 2017

TRAVEL ADVISORY - LANE CLOSINGS SCHEDULED FOR HOLLAND TUNNEL; BAYONNE BRIDGE WORK SUSPENDED FOR JULY 4 HOLIDAY - WorldNews

WorldNews: " Work on the Bayonne Bridge will be suspended for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and will resume on July 5."

Friday, June 30, 2017

New Jersey Versus Nova Scotia

The Maritime Executive: "Modifications made to Port of Newark include dredging the seafloor to just over 15.2 meters and raising the Bayonne Bridge to 65.5 meters above high tide, paving the way for 18,000 TEU container ships."

JaxPort to shorten dredging area, move TraPac Terminal

American Shipper: "When questioned about the option to raise the bridge rather than move the terminal, in a situation similar to the recent Bayonne Bridge project at the Port of New York and New Jersey, JaxPort said that it has a "previous, ongoing project to upgrade the ships' berths at Blount Island which will help to prepare for the movement of TraPac and the continued success of SSA"

20 Years Of E-Z Pass: New Jersey To NYC Toll Crossings

Hoboken, NJ Patch: "Use of the device has soared since its debut, officials said. These days, nearly 84 percent of all Port Authority bridges and tunnel traffic pays for the crossing with E-Z Pass, up from a mere 10 percent when the agency first installed and activated the E-ZPass system in June 1997 at the Bayonne Bridge."

Watch: Is Goethals Bridge demolition too close for comfort?

SILive.com: He said after the most recent concrete falling from the Bayonne: "We suspended concrete demolition on that project and it will remain suspended indefinitely until the Port Authority and the contractor can come up with a safety plan that will prevent a similar incident from happening again."

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Port Authority must fix problem of dangerous Bayonne Bridge debris (editorial)

SILive.com: "Somebody could have gotten killed. It's as simple as that. That's the worst-cast scenario that we could have seen at the Bayonne Bridge the other day, when huge chunks of concrete rained down from the sky."

Spotted: Maher Terminals Welcomes Zim Antwerp

World Maritime News: "The 10,000 TEU containership Zim Antwerp owned by Israel’s shipping company ZIM passed on June 26 under the elevated Bayonne Bridge in New York, becoming the first vessel of such size to call Maher Terminals."

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

East Coast Port Expansion Will Alter U.S. Trucking Routes

Trucks.com: "Most U.S. ports are still deepening their channels and upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate these vessels. New Jersey, New York, Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., have increased their channel depths to 50 feet and created more berthing space. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also recently finished raising the clearance of the Bayonne Bridge to allow access to the Port Newark Terminal."

Port of Halifax to welcome its biggest ship yet

CTV Atlantic News: "Meanwhile, the ongoing raising of the Bayonne Bridge in New York is expected to be ready for larger vessel navigation later this month, he said."

Demolition stopped at Bayonne Bridge due to falling debris

WNYW: "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says that on Monday morning a large chunk of concrete fell off the bridge and damaged three cars below. On the span's Staten Island side, residents say debris falling off the bridge has gotten worse with the recent construction."

Monday, June 26, 2017

Street closures during Bayonne Bridge work

NJ.com: "Margaret Street will remain closed until 2019, a portion of Fourth Street and Juliette Street will be closed until December, and Gertrude Street will be closed until July."

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bayonne Bridge re-opened for rest of weekend

SILive.com: "The Bayonne Bridge has been re-opened for the rest of the weekend after it was previously scheduled to close for construction, according to the Port Authority's website.

The Bayonne was scheduled to close Friday night, June 23, through the weekend, and reopen Monday morning, June 26.

But due to a forecast of inclement weather, the "Raise the Roadway" construction schedule was revised; commuters were allowed back onto the bridge as of 8 a.m. Saturday, June 24."

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend – from 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 23, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 26 – to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing."

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Steel Rope, Making History in Lower Manhattan |

PANYNJ: "Next year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian-New York — located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in Lower Manhattan — will help students learn about these technological achievements, with a little help from the Port Authority. The agency recently donated to the museum a five-foot length of steel suspender rope from the Bayonne Bridge, one of the 152 original steel ropes that held up its 9,800-ton roadway for 85 years.

Made of more than 200 tightly wrapped steel wires, the suspender rope was removed as part of the Port Authority’s “Raise the Roadway” project, which will permit ultra-large container ships to navigate the Kill van Kull."

NJ Specialty Food Companies Headed to Summer Fancy Food Show

Total Food Service: "The Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast and the third largest port in North America, makes it easy for food companies to import and export products and reach customers around the world. A $1.3 billion project to raise the clearance of the Bayonne Bridge will be completed this summer, creating even more opportunities for food companies that want to expand their operations into the Asian market. The project will push the bridge’s clearance from 150 to 215 feet to accommodate the largest neo-Panamax ships that can now transverse the Panama Canal. Plus, with more than 9,000 farms and thousands of suppliers and retailers, food companies can access the partners and customers they need to flourish. "

EARTHCAM Timelapse of Bayonne Bridge

InfrastructureUSA: Citizen Dialogue About Civil Infrastructure (Video): "Progress on the Port Authority’s Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project as of May 2017. Watch the iconic bridge gain a new roadway deck, 215 feet above mean high water – and watch as workers begin to remove the lower deck. The original roadway’s removal will allow navigational clearance for the new generation of larger, more efficient and environmentally beneficial container vessels."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bayshore Concrete has come a long way since building of Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Pilotonline.com: "Bayshore is also providing girders for the arrival and departure levels for the redeveloped Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York City and the segmental substructure and superstructure for the Bayonne Bridge which connects Bayonne, N.J., to Staten Island, N.Y."

Bayonne Bridge Update

TAPinto: "Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and will reopen by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOP mayoral candidate Paul Massey reveals plan for transit fixes

NY Daily News: "A spokeswoman for Massey later said that running PATH over the Bayonne would require “a new infrastructure.” Another option, she said, would be to use an existing freight right of way that runs through Bayonne, though there is no existing freight rail connection directly between Bayonne and Staten Island."

New Bayonne Clearance Certified

PaintSquare News: "The U.S. Coast Guard has certified the clearance of the newly raised Bayonne Bridge, marking a new milestone for the “Raise the Roadway” project on the span, between New Jersey and Staten Island.

The bridge’s new navigational clearance of 215 feet, 64 higher than the span’s previous clearance, was certified June 8, meaning so-called “New Panamax” ships can now pass beneath it."

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Logistically Minded: US manufacturing is in decline — fact or fiction?

Supply Chain Dive: "In the short-term, greater volumes and larger ships have led a wide number of ports to raise bridges and deepen their waters to make room. In fact, the first 10,000 TEU-plus ship is scheduled to pass under the recently-raised Bayonne Bridge to the Port of New York and New Jersey, JOC.com reports. Further south, ports have been recording record volumes due to the completion of their dredging projects."

Featured Project: Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program (BBNCP) Construction Management

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.: "The project involves building a new roadway 64 feet above the existing road. The new roadway includes two 30-foot-9-inch roadways with two 12-foot lanes each, a median divider, and 4-foot-9-inch shoulders. There is also a new bikeway and walkway being constructed along the entire length of the bridge, with access ramps to replace stairs."

Friday, June 16, 2017

First Panamax ship travels under Bayonne Bridge

Hudson Reporter: "The Raise the Roadway project that began in May of 2013 has progressed to the point where a Neo Panamax cargo ship could pass underneath the Bayonne Bridge for the first time. It happened on Thursday, June 8. Neo-Panamax ships were already reaching GVT Bayonne on the eastern shore, but now can access a lot more. "

To advance Trump's infrastructure program, red tape has to go

Chicago Tribune: "Individual steps have also gotten steeper. Environmental impact statements originally required only about 10 pages. Today, they often run 300. One for the Bayonne Bridge in New York City, which was a mere refurbishment of an old asset, filled 10,000 pages. Lawsuits are used by opponents both for delay and for leverage."

Another Voice: Raising of the Bayonne Bridge could benefit WNY

The Buffalo News: "As a relief valve for the Port of New York and New Jersey, there is the potential to bring containers headed to the Midwest, Southern Ontario or Toronto here directly from dockside at the port and distribute them from Western New York."

Ocean Alliance Calls APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

Marine Link: "Larger ship calls to the Port of New York/New Jersey’s Newark Bay terminals have been made possible by the raising of the Bayonne Bridge on the channel into Newark Bay.
 
The roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, linking New Jersey with Staten Island, and originally completed in 1932, has now been raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters), 64 feet (19.5 meters) above the bridge’s original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance."

Infographic: APM Terminals Port Elizabeth

Port Technology International: "Larger ship calls to the Port of NY-NJ’s Newark Bay terminals have been made possible by the raising of the Bayonne Bridge on the channel into Newark Bay.

The roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, linking New Jersey with Staten Island, and originally completed in 1932, has now been raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters), 64 feet (19.5 meters) above the bridge’s original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance. This will permit ships of up to 18,000 TEU to enter Newark Bay, including the APM Terminals Port Elizabeth terminal, as of June 30, 2017."

To Cure Commuting Woes, Staten Island Considers a Light Rail to Bayonne

Jersey Digs: "New York State lawmakers convinced the MTA to spend $4 million to study a proposed Light Rail between Staten Island and New Jersey. Called the West Shore Light Rail and conceived over 10 years ago, it would run the 13 miles between Richmond Valley and Elm Park on Staten Island and then connect to New Jersey over the Bayonne Bridge."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Christie, Degnan Kick Off Terminal A Modernization at Newark Airport

NJ Spotlight: "The governor pitched this airport renovation as part of a total makeover of the region’s transportation system. The new Goethals Bridge, the new Bayonne Bridge, the Gateway Tunnel Project, a new Port Authority Bus Terminal, the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, and LaGuardia Airport renovations are all part of this new vision."

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Planning agency supports two Cape Fear Crossing routes

WilmingtonBiz: "The height requested in the resolution mirrors another project on the East Coast: The Bayonne Bridge, which crosses the Kill Van Kull, connecting Bayonne, New Jersey, with Staten Island, New York. The project, called “Raise the Roadway,” is raising the existing roadway to a height of 215 feet for navigational clearance of new generation containerships traveling to some of the largest ports on the nation’s East Coast, according to the project website."

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bridge 'unbuilding' clears the way for neo-Panamax containerships in NJ

WorkBoat: "The higher vertical clearance will let containerships built for the widened Panama Canal clear the waterway between Bayonne, N.J., and Staten Island, N.Y.  Local pilots and tugboat companies have been preparing for the new ships with training and ordering bigger, more powerful tugboats."

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Goodbye narrow lanes! New Goethals Bridge debuts

NJ.com: "The first few cars crossed the bridge shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday with drivers giving workers a thumbs up, honking their horns and waving out their windows. "

All bridges to Jersey clogged with traffic Saturday

SILive.com: "Both the New Jersey bound Bayonne and Outerbridge Crossing bridges were backed up for miles on Saturday afternoon due to the 89-year-old original Goethals Bridge closure on Friday."

Historic moment: New span of Goethals Bridge now open

SILive.com: "Meanwhile, the Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing were clogged with traffic on Saturday morning and afternoon, likely due to the original Goethals Bridge closing on Friday."

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Editorial: A new bridge to Jersey

NorthJersey.com: "While a new Hudson River rail tunnel is likely closer to two decades away from being a reality, New York is building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, opened a new Kosciuszko Bridge in April, and with New Jersey, through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, raised the Bayonne Bridge and now, constructed a new Goethals."


Rail Insider-Intermodal stakeholders gauge impacts of the Panama Canal expansion. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Progressive Railroading Magazine: "After the Bayonne Bridge project is completed, shipping companies may opt to deploy even larger vessels along North American East Coast trade lanes, says Farguson. That could lead to more traffic for other ports in the region since ships typically call on more than one port during their journey."

Skanska USA completes $119M FL bridge | Construction Dive

Construction Dive: "A Skanska Koch/Kiewit joint venture has also seen success recently with the "Raise the Roadway" portion of a $1.6 billion overhaul of the Bayonne Bridge connecting Bayonne, NJ, and Staten Island, NY. The project is six months ahead of revised estimates after a delay, with construction crews completing the bridge's new elevation in February. The joint venture is currently working to dismantle the old bridge and expects to be complete next month. After work is finished, the bridge will be able to accommodate much larger ships, giving post-Panamax ships access to the Port of New York and New Jersey, one of the largest container terminals in the region."

The Old Goethals: Taking a Drive Down Memory Lane |

PANYNJ: "Tonight, traffic will come to a stop on the 89-year-old Goethals Bridge connecting Staten Island and Elizabeth. The 7,100-foot bridge is giving way to a new Goethals directly adjacent to it, and the old structure awaits demolition.

While it’s the end of one era and the start of another for the region’s network of bridges, the old Goethals leaves a rich legacy. Here’s a list of the nine things every Goethals aficionado ought to know about the historic span."

Greater Navigational Clearance Brings World’s Largest Vessels, Regional Economic Growth

Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The U.S. Coast Guard certified the bridge’s new navigational clearance at 215 feet – equivalent to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge – allowing vessels up to 18,000 TEUs to travel underneath it to port terminals. The Bayonne Bridge’s lower roadway removal was completed seven months ahead of a revised year-end schedule to increase clearance capacity from 151 feet and the maximum vessel size from 9,800 TEUs."

Shipping group: The region's port is the fuel for N.J.'s economic engine

NJ.com: "This impact will only continue to grow as projects funded by nearly $2.2 billion in capital spending come to fruition and the long-awaited $1.2 billion raising of the Bayonne Bridge is completed."

Get the shovels in the ground

maysville-online.com: " Five years and 20,000 pages of environmental assessments and permitting and regulatory materials were consumed before beginning to raise the roadway on New Jersey's Bayonne Bridge, a project with, as Howard says, "virtually no environmental impact (it uses existing foundations and right-of-way)."

Bayonne Bridge project completed months ahead of predicted date

News 12 Video: "The $1.3 billion project that began in 2013 raised the span’s deck 64 feet in order to allow larger ships to port in the region."

Bayonne Bridge's ships can finally come in

Crain's New York Business: "Large cargo ships have been crossing the world’s oceans for years but until this week couldn’t get past the Bayonne Bridge to reach Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. That changed Thursday.

The long-awaited removal of the bridge’s lower roadway was completed, giving ships 64 more feet of clearance underneath. Cars now cross a new, higher roadway."

Friday, June 9, 2017

Opinions differ on Panama Canal expansion

Fleet Owner: "Bingham noted there has not been the immediate “enormous swing of cargo” that some had predicted. He also suggested some ocean liners may be holding off on fully utilizing the expanded Panama Canal until the Bayonne Bridge construction project is completed."

It's done! New Goethals Bridge opens this weekend. Here are the details

NJ.com: "Port Authority officials will keep the Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing open through the weekend to provide alternate routes between Staten Island and New Jersey."

Monday, June 5, 2017

Port Authority: Lane closures scheduled for Bayonne Bridge

NJ.com: "The bridge will be closed overnight this week starting tonight through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Hoboken Fire Department readies for waterfront concerns Marine division to join new task force

Hudson Reporter: "Now that the Bayonne Bridge is lifted we will be seeing a lot more and larger container vessels in the next couple of months,” said Crimmins. “With that you get increased traffic, potential for more debris in the river, possible oil spills, or blockage of the Hudson River. We don’t expect any of this to ever happen, but through this training and work with the task force we are prepared to handle any number of these situations. We are interested in keeping the water as safe as possible."

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lyndon LaRouche Calls for Committee On Manhattan Infrastructure

Executive Intelligence Review: "The Belt and Road is all about connectivity. Now that the Bayonne Bridge is going to be elevated, large freight container vessels will be able to get into the New Jersey ports of Elizabeth and Newark. What are the implications for trade? Not much if our rail system is in a shambles."

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Port of NY/NJ posts record volumes in April

American Shipper: "   The port said its share of total U.S. containerized cargo slipped to 14.8 percent in the first four months of 2017, compared with 15.5 percent in the first four months of 2016. But it may have a chance to gain market share once again with larger ships now able to call container terminals in Newark and Elizabeth New Jersey and Staten Island because of the removal of the lower deck of the Bayonne Bridge."

MTA commits $4M for West Shore light rail

SILive.com: "The MTA's "alternate analysis" of the light rail would look at the 13-mile route along the West Shore from Richmond Valley to Elm Park, carrying Staten Island commuters over the Bayonne Bridge to connect with New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line."

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bayonne Bridge, Holland Tunnel lane closures scheduled next week: Port Authority

NJ.com: "From Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, the bridge will close from 7 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. On certain weekdays the bridge will open at 4:30 a.m. to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge. These closures are necessary to accommodate construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project, the Port Authority said."

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

FL officials approve $437M expansion of Port Everglades

Construction Dive: "Ports across the U.S. have either made or are in the process of making the changes necessary to support the larger post-Panamax ships. The Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey is underway with a $1.6 billion renovation and should be able to accommodate the bigger vessels in July, giving them access to the nearby port, which has some of the largest container terminals in the region. Crews raised the bridge, increasing clearance from 151 feet to 215 feet."

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7 things you need to know before Memorial Day weekend

NorthJersey.com: "Port Authority officials have estimated about 3.4 million travelers overall would use the bridges and tunnels for commute. Construction on bridges such as the George Washington Bridge will be suspended during the holiday weekend. The Bayonne Bridge, which has undergone work recently, will also be open from Friday until Tuesday, May 30 at 7 p.m."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Urban Coast Institute to Research Sediment Contamination in New York Harbor Channels

AHHerald.com: "This project will provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other harbor stakeholders the scientific information they need to plan future dredge projects in a manner that fully considers the health of marine environments,” said UCI Director Tony MacDonald, the project’s administrator. “With the Panama Canal expansion complete and the Bayonne Bridge being raised, New York and New Jersey can expect to see far larger vessels at their marine terminals. The maintenance of our navigation channels will be more important than ever to safely accommodate these megaships and ensure our ports remain economically competitive."

WATCH: Old Bayonne Bridge dismantled in under 2 minutes

NJ.com: "A time-lapse video provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows the entire dismantling process of the nearly 100-year-old Bayonne Bridge in under 2 minutes."

Unbuilding the Bayonne Bridge

PANYNJ: "With the Port Authority’s close supervision and the dedication of scores of demolition workers and engineers, the removal of the Bayonne Bridge’s original span is happening at record speed. The old bridge took 38 months to build, and carried traffic for 85 years . The dismantling of the old roadway will take four months. In fact, the disassembly should be done six months ahead of schedule."

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dawn of the Neopanamax era

postandcourier.com: "The SPA, however, isn’t alone in its ambitions. Other East Coast ports are rushing dredging and expansion projects to get a jump on the competition. The Virginia Ports Authority is pouring money into its operations, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is working to raise the Bayonne Bridge to enable Neopanamax ships to pass under it."

'The bum from Bayonne' Chuck Wepner puts the Peninsula City on the big screen

NJ.com: "Although the picture wasn't filmed there, there were plenty of references to the peninsula city. The movie opened up to rousing applause when the iconic Bayonne Bridge appeared in the opening sequence."

Port Authority PD conducts rescue drills at Bayonne Bridge

SILive.com: "On Tuesday, the PAPD ESU and Bayonne Fire Department Rescue performed an extrication of a trapped worker pinned under a skid container, according to PAPD spokesman Joe Pentangelo.  On Thursday, PAPD ESU, NYPD ESU, and FDNY Rescue 5 lowered rescuers and equipment from the upper roadway level to the old roadway to aid a victim who was trapped with life threatening injuries when a steel plate broke free from a crane and pinned a worker's lower extremities, Pentangelo said."

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lane closures scheduled next week for Bayonne Bridge, Holland Tunnel

NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed overnight on Monday, May 15, to Thursday, May 18, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The bridge will open at 4:30 a.m. on certain weekdays to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge, the Port Authority said."

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday

Staten Island Advance: "The Bayonne Bridge is scheduled to close Friday night, May 12, but will re-open Saturday morning, May 13."

Open thread: Which NYC transportation proposal do you love (or hate) the most?

Curbed NY: "Staten Island’s Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) is hoping to convince the masses that the borough is in need of an aerial tram that runs parallel to the Bayonne Bridge, connecting to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, where commuters would then connect to a PATH train to Manhattan."

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Philadelphia port sees growth in cargo imports

Philly.com: "The nation’s largest port for container handling is Los Angeles-Long Beach, in California, followed by the Port of New York which is expected to see accelerated growth later this year when the Bayonne Bridge raising project is completed and the port can handle vessels up to 18,000 TEUs from 9,800 TEUs previously."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

VIDEO: Time-lapse chronicles 64-foot raising of Bayonne Bridge roadway in NJ

Equipment World: "New Jersey’s Bayonne Bridge is nearing the completion of a $1.6 billion project that is increasing the height of its roadway. You can watch a time-lapse of the roadway’s elevation in the video below. The roadway is being raised in order to allow for larger container ships to pass beneath the bridge to reach ports at Newark, Elizabeth and Staten Island. By raising the roadway 64 feet, clearance has been increased to 215 feet allowing for the passage of ships with up to 18,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The new roadway opened to traffic in February. Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that the project will be completed by June 30, six months ahead of schedule."

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Port of Charleston has its 2nd-busiest month ever in April

Postandcourier.com: "The SPA has projected that vessels of that size will become more common sights along the East Coast once the raising of the Bayonne Bridge is finished in June, giving the bigger ships access to the mammoth Port of New York-New Jersey."

Record Container Ship Visit for U.S. East Coast

The Maritime Executive: "The ship's next stop will be Savannah, followed by Charleston, her last East Coast port before heading back to Asia. The voyage didn't include the Port of New York/New Jersey, the largest East Coast port, as its Bayonne Bridge only allows clearance of ships up to 9,800 TEU. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced last week that the $1.6 billion project to raise the bridge would be completed by June 30, six months ahead of schedule. Then ships up to 18,000 TEUs will be able to pass under it."

Did Friday's bad weather force the Bayonne Bridge to close?

NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge was scheduled to be closed Friday night for continuing construction on a project that raised the bridge roadway to allow larger container ships to pass underneath it to access the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth.

However, that work was canceled due to the bad weather, Buccino said."

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway" Newsletter

PANYNJ: Spring 2017.

What the Bayonne Bridge update could mean for shipping

The Strategic Sourceror: "If your company wants to save all it can during procurement, it needs to be flexible enough to adjust to new projects that affect travel. Just as the recent I-83 disaster represented some possible repercussions for logistics in Atlanta, an update to the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey can bring new opportunities for companies that want to increase shipping value."

IN SEARCH OF A SEA CHANGE

LVB: "To accommodate this new generation of giant vessels, so-called neo-Panamax ships, and the glut of goods expected to be arriving from Asia, American ports began expanding and deepening their ports, and in one case, raising a bridge. In July, the Port of New York and New Jersey is expected to be able to receive the enormous ships when the $1.6 billion project to raise the 85-year-old Bayonne Bridge will be largely completed."

Rough seas: Shipping alliances making their way to Charleston even as they draw scrutiny from federal legislators

Postandcourier.com: "The additional vessel calls might come sooner now that a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey will be finished by June 30, months ahead of schedule. The taller bridge will allow the alliances' biggest vessels to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, and shipping lines might increase service to the East Coast as a result. "

Friday, May 5, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 11:59 p.m. and reopen it Saturday at 8 a.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Christie tries to change subject on infrastructure neglect

NorthJersey.com: "Christie on Tuesday was offering himself now as the infrastructure governor, standing amid a small mountain range of cargo containers with the Bayonne Bridge across the Newark Bay in the distance, its new span giving super-tankers  an extra 100 feet of clearance. This "marvel" of engineering, Christie argued, will bolster the Port's competitive edge and sustain the state's economy."

On Staten Island, community activists push for a High Line-style park

Curbed NY: "After crossing above the busy traffic of Richmond Terrace, the train line passes through the ruins of two abandoned train stations, where trees and shrubs obscure empty passenger platforms. This section of the viaduct offers expansive views of the Bayonne Bridge and the homes of historic Port Richmond, with the tracks traveling above backyards and over quiet residential streets. After less than a mile, the tracks begin a gradual descent back to ground level, near a new residential community being constructed west of Nicholas Avenue, before sinking into an open-cut trench beneath the streets."

The Biggest Ship Yet Just Traversed the Panama Canal

Atlas Obscura: "Photos show the ship barely slipping through the canal, pulled by a (comparatively) tiny tugboat. Next, she’s off to set another record—becoming the largest ship to ever arrive on the East Coast."

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bayonne Bridge revamp will wrap up six months early

Curbed NY: "New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that the plan to raise the bridge, which connects Port Richmond in Staten Island to Bayonne in New Jersey, will finish six months ahead of schedule, the Wall Street Journal reports."

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Gov. Christie: Bayonne Bridge lower level removed by June 30

SILive.com: "The bridge will have four 12-foot-wide lanes in each direction, outside and inside shoulders and a shared use path for pedestrians and bicyclists."

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Some restrictions lifted at Bayonne Bridge

American Shipper: "Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictions."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Some restrictions lifted at Bayonne Bridge

American Shipper: "Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictio"

1958 Bayonne train disaster left dozens dead, bankrupted the bookies

NJ.com: "The search and rescue operation lasted six days. First responders included the Coast Guard, local fire, police, doctors, clergy, funeral directors and the Red Cross, Civil Defense and Salvation Army as well as area employees from Elco Marina and Englander Mattress Factory."

A thing of beauty: 20,000 gathered for Bayonne Bridge opening

NJ.com: "The day of the dedication began with an early morning drive over the bridge by Bayonne Mayor Lucius F. Donohoe at 5:01 a.m. That afternoon a record turnout of approximately 20,000 spectators crowded the Bayonne Plaza at Seventh Street and Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard for the festivities. Among the dignitaries were N.J. Gov. Morgan F. Larson and former N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith. Local participants included the Bayonne High School chorus and band and organizations such as the Spanish-American War and World War I veterans, Exempt Firemen, Knights of Columbus, and the Girls Scouts. "

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Newark volumes up after N4 TOS go-live

Container Management: "Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey, PNCT handles 1.3m teu annually. When the region’s project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is completed, larger vessels will be able to call the port for the first time."

Problems with tugs and infrastructure hobble new Panama Canal locks, says Masters, Mates & Pilots

AJOT.COM: "In the United States, ports on the Atlantic coast such as Savannah, Jacksonville and New York have spent billions of dollars dredging harbors and raising bridges to accommodate the Neopanamax container ships. The Bayonne Bridge alone required an appropriation of $1.3 billion to raise that structure from 151 to 215 feet."

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be closed this weekend

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 9 p.m. and it will remain closed until Sunday at 9 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow?

WNYC News: "According to the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, when it comes to long commutes on and off the island, "there is a light at the end of the tunnel...or in this case at the end of the Bayonne Bridge." The SIEDC's alternative to the ferry is an aerial gondola, which would connect to a New Jersey Transit light rail station...which connects to the PATH train...which brings commuters into Manhattan. The group is seeking funding for a feasibility study. The gondola will be touring Staten Island for the next several days. Find out where it is here. "

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Port Newark Container Terminal Handles Record Volumes Immediately Following Upgrade to Navis N4 Terminal System

Yahoo News: "Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey—the largest port on the East Coast and third largest in the U.S.—PNCT is among the most important terminals responsible for moving cargo throughout the nation and abroad, handling 1.3 million TEUs annually. With the region’s massive project to raise the Bayonne Bridge near completion, larger vessels will be able to call at PNCT for the first time. As a result, PNCT has undergone a $500 million terminal redevelopment project—a move expected to increase container capacity to 2.3 million TEUs by 2019. This anticipated surge in container volumes, combined with the need to move cargo faster and more efficiently than ever before, drove the decision to upgrade to N4."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

City officials temporarily shut down Bayonne Bridge project due to excessive dust

Hudson Reporter: “There was a lot of dust,” said Nadrowski. “Where you can write messages on car windows, that much dust. It was all over peoples’ clothes and windows.”

Nadrowski said it was clear that the demolition crews were not using enough water, resulting in dusty building material. “It was definitely the result of not following protocol,” said Nadrowski. Residents living near the construction have reported lead flakes in their yard, excessive noise, and other construction-related nuisances. “The people down there, and I’m one of them, live with a lot of inconveniences,” Nadrowski said. “It’s unacceptable; you can’t even breathe, you have to go home and take a shower.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

13,000-TEU ship heading for Port of Charleston in May

SC Biz News: "The Bayonne Bridge between New York and New Jersey is also being raised, and Charleston Harbor is set to be deepened to 52 feet."


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Port Authority suspends construction, repair projects for Easter weekend

NJ.com: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from Tuesday, April 18, to Thursday, April 20, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The bridge will remain open Monday night, April 17, into Tuesday morning to accommodate the scheduled closing of the eastbound Goethals Bridge Monday overnight for pavement repair work."

Saturday, April 15, 2017

With The L Train’s Pending Shutdown, Will Brooklyn Hipsters Trade Bushwick For Bayonne?

Jersey Digs: "Among other developments catching the eyes of trendy Bushwick hipsters through offerings of lower rents and easy escape from the impending L train shutdown are Park Bayonne, Skye Lofts (North and South), and 175 West 7th Street. The latter is located on prime development land with iconic views of Manhattan to the east and the Bayonne Bridge to the south."

Friday, April 14, 2017

Goethals Bridge Staten Island-bound lanes to be closed Monday night

SILive.com: "The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will remain open Monday as alternate routes. "

Suez Canal Bridge

tugster: a waterblog: "But five and a half  years have elapsed, not without change.  So earlier this week, Suez Canal in the KVK and under the Bayonne Bridge looked like this.  See the worker above the new roadbed?"

Intermodal infrastructure - the nuts and bolts moving from the quay to the hinterland

Seatrade Maritime News: "The meeting also saw presentations by executives from the railroad, airfreight and trucking segments. PNCT has committed to invest $500m through 2030; its investment in “rail on dock” has been noteworthy. It comes at a time that the first anniversary of the widened Panama Canal is nine months away. Another project in New York harbor, the raised roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, expected to be completed later this year, will allow larger ships bound for PNCT (and three other terminals on the New Jersey mainland) to pass under the bridge. PNCT handled approximately 1.2m teu in 2016."

Monday, April 10, 2017

Street and sidewalks to be closed for Bayonne Bridge construction

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close Innis Street and both sidewalks from John Street to Morningstar Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, according to the agency's website."

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be closed overnight Friday for 'Raise the Roadway' project

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge from 11:59 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Turning 86

tugster: a waterblog: "I’d like to give a hat tip to all the Bayonne Bridge workers who work with such skill and safety in this enormous project, one of at least six bridge projects happening simultaneously in the greater sixth boro."

Grapevine: Virginia port wins big-ship bragging rights over Charleston, Savannah

Business | postandcourier.com: "Once a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey is completed later this year, Newsome said he expects the 2M Alliance, a consortium of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping, will add a second weekly service to Charleston using a similar-size vessel."

When will Trump and Congress shred the red tape?

Washington Examiner: "As Howard points out, current laws impose "a jungle of red tape." For example, on the proposal to raise the Bayonne Bridge, which currently blocks the supertankers coming through the enlarged Panama Canal, it includes the following: "a requirement to study historic buildings within a two-mile radius even though the project touched no buildings; notice to Native American tribes around the country to participate even though the project would not be disturbing any new ground; and 47 permits from 19 different agencies. The environmental review for this project — again, a project with virtually no environmental impact — was 20,000 pages, including appendices. Proceeding on an expedited timetable, permits were finally awarded after five years. Then some self-styled environmentalists sued claiming ... you guessed it, "inadequate review." The Port Authority started construction anyway, and hopes to complete the project in 2019, 10 years after the application was filed.""

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Vote: Do you think a gondola linking Bayonne and Staten Island is a good idea?

NJ.com: "If you've ever traveled across the Queensboro Bridge in New York City, you've likely noticed the aerial tramway that connects Manhattan with Roosevelt Island.
Now, the Staten Island Development Corp. is looking for support for a plan to build an aerial gondola system that would link Staten Island with Bayonne."

Shred the red tape to build infrastructure

NY Daily News: "Raising the Bayonne Bridge roadway was pro-environmental in every meaningful way. It would permit cleaner, more efficient ships into Newark Harbor, and avoid the environmental havoc to surrounding neighborhoods of a new bridge or tunnel."

Friday, March 31, 2017

Portside: New ship-to-shore cranes coming online at GPA’s Garden City Terminal

Business in Savannah News: "We’ve been advised by a customer that they will be sending a 13,000 TEU ship to us sometime that month,” said GPA executive director Griff Lynch. “That ship will be the first of many we’ll start to see, especially as the completion of the Bayonne Bridge raising at the Port of New York/New Jersey is completed at the end of this year, giving all three East Coast gateway ports the ability to handle the larger Neo-Panamax ships"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Staten Island officials look to drum up support for gondola plan, report says

NJ.com: "Under the proposal, the gondola would carry commuters from Staten Island, across the Kill Van Kull to the Eighth Street Light Rail station in Bayonne. Commuters would then take the light rail to area PATH stations where they could continue their trips into Manhattan."

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: March 27 - April 3, 2017

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website:

*Monday, March 27 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Monday, March  27 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
*Tuesday, March 28 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Tuesday, March 28 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
*Wednesday, March 29 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Wednesday, March 29 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
*Thursday, March 30 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Thursday, March 30 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure
*Friday, March 31 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Friday, March 31 – 11:59 pm – 8:00 am  closure

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform an overnight closure on Friday. The bridge will close at 11:59pm Friday, March 31, and reopen by 8:00 am Saturday, April 1. Once the bridge reopens on Saturday, the bridge is not scheduled to close again until the 7:00 pm-5:00 am overnight closure on Monday, April 3.

*Regular daytime 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closures will be suspended for the time being. Further use of daytime closures may be necessary and scheduled in the future to advance Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance construction, but for the immediate future, the roadway will remain open during daytime hours.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bayonne Bridge

IMAGER 5010: "The First Phase of the Bayonne Bridge Project Complete"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Editorial: One inspector general is enough at the PA

NJ.com: "In New Jersey, and, for that matter, New York, all roads keep leading back to the Port Authority. Those pathways should take the public to a new Bayonne Bridge, a new Goethals Bridge or inside the Oculus at the World Trade Center. But instead of seeing these completed or nearly completed projects, it is always politics. And in the end, this will neither help the Port Authority become more efficient nor bolster the political stature of either the governor of New Jersey or New York."

Waze Teams With Port Authority to Better Track Traffic, Alert Drivers

NBC New York: "The Port Authority announces partnership with Waze to help pinpoint traffic trouble spots. Erica Byfield reports. (Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017)"

The Bayonne Bridge's New and Higher Road Deck

JM Eagle: "When drivers began using two new lanes of the Bayonne Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey last month, they crossed not only the Kill Van Kull waterway but also a nexus between a historic engineering past and a modern engineering present."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Panama Canal aims to double big-ship transits with tech aid

JOC.com: "More large ships are expected to come to the East Coast through the Panama Canal once the Bayonne Bridge is lifted at the Port of New York and New Jersey by the end of this year. At present, ships larger than 10,000 TEUs can only stop at one of the port’s four main terminals because to get to the other three terminals, ships must pass under the Bayonne Bridge."

Need for NY-NJ port extended gates comes into focus

JOC.com: "The question has emerged as new carrier alliances are set to take effect April 1, and — most significantly — the Bayonne Bridge’s clearance is raised later this year. Those developments are expected to help attract larger ships to New York-New Jersey. The bridge’s 151-foot elevation prevents ships larger than 10,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) from getting to three of the four main terminals. Depending on their design, even some 5,000-TEU ships can’t fit under the bridge."

Monday, March 20, 2017

Future commute: 10 ways the maddening trip might transform | SILive.com

SILive.com: West Shore light rail: Last year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority committed to studying the potential for a West Shore light rail. The proposed light rail would run about 13 miles from Richmond Valley to Elm Park, carrying Island commuters over the Bayonne Bridge to connect with New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line. Aerial gondola: A Colorado-based company has come up with a design for an aerial gondola that runs from Staten Island to Bayonne in six minutes. Leitner-Poma of America has created a design for a route that would connect Staten Island commuters to New Jersey's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system. According to the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, this would create a 33-minute commute from Staten Island to downtown Manhattan.





Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Open

Port Authority of NY & NJ: "The bridge will be closed from Friday, March 10, 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday morning"

Staten Island: Keep making noise to get better transit

SILive.com: "West Shore Light Rail: This new rail line would run 13 miles from Richmond Valley to Elm Park, and would continue over the Bayonne Bridge to connect with NJ Transit. In addition to added connectivity with New Jersey, this line would make traveling north and south across the borough much faster and easier."

Friday, March 10, 2017

General view looking southwest. - Bayonne Bridge, Spanning Kill Van Kull between Bayonne & Staten Island, Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ

Library of Congress: "General view looking southwest. - Bayonne Bridge, Spanning Kill Van Kull between Bayonne & Staten Island, Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ"


Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 9 p.m. and it will remain closed until Saturday at 10 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Thursday, March 9, 2017

What's needed to bring ULCVs into New York?

Marine Log: "The Port of New York and New Jersey is getting set to receive the new generation of higher ultra-large container vessels (ULCV). The controlling depth of the major navigation channels has now been increased to 50 feet at MLL water. And the raising of the Bayonne Bridge is expected to be completed this year."

Small Tankers

Tugster: a waterblog: Chandra B may be small in size, but she of the American Petroleum & Transport, Inc., is big in personality.