PANYNJ Shows Off Bayonne Bridge Roadway Elevation Progress. AET Cited.

Associated Press reports, “Officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey provided a first look Tuesday [November 15] at the Bayonne Bridge’s elevated roadway, part of a $1.3 billion project to allow bigger cargo ships to call on New York City-area ports.” AP adds that the span “is the least-used of the Port Authority’s four New York-area bridges in terms of numbers of vehicles. It is the most vital of the four for shipping, however, because its clearance above the water — 151 feet at its highest — has limited the size of vessels that can pass underneath on their way to the ports of Newark and Elizabeth.” AP notes that the bridge will be the port authority’s first to use an entirely cashless toll collection system. has more on yesterday’s media tour of the bridge construction and time lapse video.