Bayonne Bridge road raising gets Coast Guard approval
May 16, 2013 | 2283 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print

BAYONNE -- Over the objections of several environmental groups that claim that increased shipping traffic into ports along Newark Bay will increase truck traffic and pollution, the U.S. Coast Guard gave its blessing to the raising of the roadbed for the Bayonne Bridge on Wednesday. This will allow the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to begin work that will allow larger container ships to pass under the bridge when they begin to arrive in the New York area in 2015.

The project will raise the bridge to 215 above the high tide levels of the Kill Van Kull, necessary for larger ships to pass under the bridge. The 1.3 billion project is expected to start later this year.

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