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Bayonne Bridge Raising

Project Information
Sector: 
Ports and Waterways
Status: 
Complete
Description: 
The Port of New York and New Jersey plans to raise the height of the Bayonne Bridge by 2016 in order to provide enough vertical clearance to allow access to the Port's main container terminals by larger container vessels able to transit to the Port of New York/New Jersey due to deepening of the New York Harbor's navigation channels by the Army Corps of Engineers. This project, which is estimated to cost $1 billion paid with the Port Authority funding, involves raising the roadway from 151 feet to 215 feet above mean high water, while preserving the bridge's historic arch. Effective coordination between the Port Authority and the Coast Guard (the federal coordinating agency) and with other Federal agencies is anticipated to reduce the overall permit decision-making and review timelines by several months.

Reviews, Approvals and Permits

Title Responsible Agency Responsible Agency POC Target Completion Date Status
Bridge Permit Public Notice Gary Kassof 3/04/2013 Complete
Decision on Issuance of FONSI or proceed to EIS Gary Kassof 5/02/2013 Complete
Review of DEA comments Gary Kassof 5/02/2013 Complete
Scoping Public Notice Gary Kassof 12/08/2011 Complete
Agency Scoping Meeting Gary Kassof 10/30/2011 Complete
USCG Bridge Permit Amendment Issuance Gary Kassof 5/23/2013 Complete
Draft Environmental Assessment Public Review EPA, DOT, ACHP Gary Kassof 3/04/2013 Complete
Public Meetings ACHP Gary Kassof 2/12/2013 Complete
Section 106 Compliance ACHP Gary Kassof 4/29/2013 Complete
Bridge Permit Plans Accepted Gary Kassof 3/14/2012 Complete
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