NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three spans connecting New York and New Jersey are getting a massive, historic overhaul.
At the direction of Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority board voted to approve construction projects on the Goethals Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing, which all connect Staten Island to northern New Jersey.
Port Authority chairman David Samson said the Goethals replacement is badly needed.
“If you have the misfortune of being on that bridge at the same time a tractor trailer’s going on the bridge, you essentially have a one lane bridge,” Samson told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.