kids encyclopedia robot

Bayonne Bridge facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bayonne Bridge
High BB from Bayonne jeh.jpg
Coordinates 40°38′31″N 74°08′31″W / 40.642°N 74.142°W / 40.642; -74.142Coordinates: 40°38′31″N 74°08′31″W / 40.642°N 74.142°W / 40.642; -74.142
Carries 4 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
Characteristics
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)
History
Opened November 15, 1931 (89 years ago) (1931-11-15)
Statistics
Daily traffic 9,025 (2016)
Toll (Southbound only) As of August 29, 2019:
  • Cars $15.00 (Cash/Tolls-by-Mail)
  • $12.50 for Peak (E-ZPass)
  • $10.50 for Off-peak (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. 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.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Bayonne Bridge Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.