|Carries||2 lanes of NY 440/ Route 440|
|Crosses||Kill Van Kull|
|Locale||Staten Island, New York City and Bayonne, New Jersey|
|Maintained by||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Design||Steel arch bridge|
|Total length||5,780 feet (1,762 m)|
|Width||85 feet (26 m)|
|Longest span||1,675 feet (510.54 m)|
|Clearance above||14 feet (for motor vehicles)|
|Clearance below||215 feet (66 m) (for ships)|
|Opened||November 15, 1931|
|Daily traffic||9,025 (2016)|
|Toll||(Southbound only) As of August 29, 2019:|
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. 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). 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]
- "New York City Bridge Traffic Volumes" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. 2016. p. 11. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- "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.
- "Two States Open Bayonne Bridge, Forming Fifth Link". The New York Times. November 15, 1931. p. 1.
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