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 "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 "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 "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 "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 | 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 "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 "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.

Body found on boat under the Bayonne Bridge "A work boat was found washed ashore on the rocks near First Street just before 9 a.m. Police found the body of a man believed to be about 45 years old on the vessel, Port Authority spokesmen Joe Pentangelo said. "

How many miles on the Bayonne NJ bridge? "The Bayonne Bridge is 1.095 miles long. It is the fifth longest steel arch bridge in the world. It opened on November 15, 1931."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Showered with garbage: Glue, metal, wood and rocks fall from Bayonne Bridge "While the Port Authority has spent almost four years working to raise the Bayonne Bridge for large ships to pass beneath, people working and living below the bridge say their requests to prevent debris from landing on their houses and cars have fallen on deaf ears."

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Don't forget Bayonne Bridge, Holland Tunnel closures this weekend The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m. Saturday, to accommodate construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project to provide navigational clearance for larger container vessels.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Here's how America can deregulate its way to faster growth - and faster airplanes

AEIdeas: "Infrastructure projects are frequently bogged down in endless environmental reviews and consultations. An example is a project to upgrade the Bayonne Bridge, which spectacularly arches between Staten Island and New Jersey."

Bridges of New York: Spanning the Hell Gate

Library of Congress Prints & Photos: "General view looking southwest. – Bayonne Bridge, Spanning Kill Van Kull between Bayonne & Staten Island, Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ. Photo by Jet Lowe for HAER, Spring 1985"

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bayonne Bridge temporarily closed due to falling debris "Several bolts fell from the steel scaffolding of the Bayonne Bridge onto the roadway due to high winds, said Neal Buccino, public information officer for the Port Authority."

Bayonne's Development Rush Continues As Four More Projects Move Forward

Jersey Digs: "A new residential project is coming to 175 West 7th Street in Bayonne. The site, located at the corner of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, adjacent to the entrance to the northbound lanes of Route 440, is situated at one of the most visible locations in the city, in that it is visible to all drivers approaching or leaving the Bayonne Bridge. According to a legal notice, when completed, the building will be five stories tall and contain 56 luxury residential units. One parking space will be provided on-site for each residential unit."

104 years in hardware Resnick's nailed it with new site

Hudson Reporter: "Four generations and 99 years of Larry Resnick’s family have sold hardware on Broadway before the company moved from its iconic Resnick’s Hardware store on 46th Street to its new digs 10 blocks south on 36th Street.The hardware store’s current owner, Larry Resnick’s father, Al, now 99 year old, saw the Bayonne Bridge opening. Photos of historic Bayonne taken by Al Resnick throughout the years hang in the front of the shop."