Bayonne Bridge

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Bayonne Bridge
Bayonne bridge from Port Richmond.jpg
The Bayonne Bridge as seen in 2004.
Coordinates40°38′31″N 74°08′31″W / 40.642043°N 74.141965°W / 40.642043; -74.141965Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 74°08′31″W / 40.642043°N 74.141965°W / 40.642043; -74.141965
Carries4 lanes of NY 440/ Route 440
CrossesKill Van Kull
LocaleStaten Island, New York and Bayonne, New Jersey
Maintained byPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Characteristics
DesignSteel arch bridge
Total length5,780 feet (1,762 m)
Width85 feet (26 m)
Longest span1,675 feet (510.54 m)
Clearance below151 feet (46.03 m)
History
OpenedNovember 15, 1931
Statistics
Daily traffic19,420 (2010)[1]
Toll(only going south) Cars $13.00 cash, $10.25 peak hours with (E-ZPass), $8.25 off-peak hours with (E-ZPass) [2]

The Bayonne Bridge is a steel arch bridge that connects Bayonne, New Jersey and Staten Island, New York. It is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world. It was the longest in the world when it was opened.[3] It was designed by bridge-builder Othmar Ammann and architect Cass Gilbert. It was built by the Port of New York Authority (now the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey).[4] It opened on November 15, 1931. In 2017 the deck was raised to allow ships designed for the new Panama Canal to pass.

The bridge of one of three bridges that connect Staten Island with New Jersey. The other bridges are the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Outerbridge Crossing in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2008 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. Appendix C.
  2. "New Bridge & Tunnel Toll Rates and PATH Fares Effective 3:00 AM December 2, 2012". Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
  3. "Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  4. "Two States Open Bayonne Bridge, Forming Fifth Link". The New York Times. November 15, 1931. p. 1.