Critical Issues / Priority Topics: Bayonne Bridge
Working in cooperation with the Christie administration in New Jersey, with
the direct leadership of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, and Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni, NYSA and several of its members were very pleased to attend a briefing hosted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the purpose of giving the port industry a status update on its plans for the Bayonne Bridge Navigation Clearance Project. The current 151' clearance of the Bayonne Bridge represents a major impediment to the growth of port commerce in the Port of New York and New Jersey. As the business of international maritime commerce evolves into employing larger Post-Panamax container vessels, assurance is necessary for our customers, whose cargo fuels our service area’s economy, that the government and business communities in the Port of New York and New Jersey are serious about eliminating this chokepoint. During the briefing, attendees were given details of a tentative timetable for project completion (Fall of 2016), details on the process of obtaining the necessary permitting, and the method of construction that will be employed to raise the road bed for the design/build project. NYSA and its member companies look forward to working in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to support the completion of this project. The Bayonne Bridge is the most important piece to complete the Port’s delivering prosperity puzzle and to ensure its economic viability for generations to come. NYSA commends Governors Christie and Cuomo for the energy, cooperation, and direction their administrations have put forth towards resolution of this critical economic issue.
Bayonne Bridge Air Draft Analysis
The Port Commerce Department
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
United States Army Corps of Engineers
New York District