Bayonne Bridge facts for kids
The Bayonne Bridge as seen in 2004.
|Carries||4 lanes of NY 440/ Route 440|
|Crosses||Kill Van Kull|
|Locale||Staten Island, New York 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 below||151 feet (46.03 m)|
|Opened||November 15, 1931|
|Daily traffic||19,420 (2010)|
|Toll||(only going south) Cars $13.00 cash, $10.25 peak hours with (E-ZPass), $8.25 off-peak hours with (E-ZPass)|
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. The bridge of one of three bridges that connect Staten Island with New Jersey. The other bridges are the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth, New Jersey and the Outerbridge Crossing in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
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