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."