News and Views About the Past, Present, and Future of the Bayonne Bridge
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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."