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September 25, 2013 at 6:09 AM

The Bayonne Bridge: a port authority’s audacious plan

Bayonne Bridge: present and future (Photo from Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)

Bayonne Bridge: present and future
(Photo from Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)

While researching editorials about new competition to Puget Sound ports, I ran across a fascinating engineering story about a bridge between New York and New Jersey. It’s the Bayonne Bridge , a steel arch structure built at the same time as Seattle’s Aurora Bridge: early 1930s. The roadway is not high enough for the big containerships that in 2015 will be coming through the widened Panama Canal—so the engineers have devised a plan to raise the roadway inside the 80-year-old arch.

I explain its significance in a column, but words on paper imperfectly capture the audacity of it. To see how it will be done, go to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s web page and click on “Watch a video of how we will ‘raise the roadway’ of the Bayonne Bridge.”

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