Bayonne Bridge

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Bayonne Bridge
High BB from Bayonne jeh.jpg
Coordinates40°38′31″N 74°08′31″W / 40.642°N 74.142°W / 40.642; -74.142Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 74°08′31″W / 40.642°N 74.142°W / 40.642; -74.142
Carries4 lanes of NY 440/ Route 440
CrossesKill Van Kull
LocaleStaten Island, New York City 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 above14 feet (for motor vehicles)
Clearance below215 feet (66 m) (for ships)
History
OpenedNovember 15, 1931 (88 years ago) (1931-11-15)
Statistics
Daily traffic9,025 (2016)[1]
Toll(Southbound only) As of January 5, 2020:
  • Cars $16.00 (Cash/Tolls-by-Mail)
  • $13.75 for Peak (E-ZPass)
  • $11.75 for Off-peak (E-ZPass)
Location within New Jersey and New York

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.[2] 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).[3] 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 to Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Outerbridge Crossing to Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

References[change | change source]

  1. "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 11. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. "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.
  3. "Two States Open Bayonne Bridge, Forming Fifth Link". The New York Times. November 15, 1931. p. 1.