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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Port Authority Chairman David Samson (at the podium) rally with workers in front of the Bayonne Bridge on June 26, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

Work Begins To Create Higher Deck On Bayonne Bridge

Work has begun on a project to create a higher deck for the Bayonne Bridge, one that can accommodate the larger ships that will pass through the new locks of the Panama Canal.

06/26/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez and other officials in front of the Bayonne Bridge on May 20, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Officials Announce Details On Bayonne Bridge Lifting

The Bayonne Bridge is about to reach new heights to allow bigger cargo ships up the east coast, such as those that will pass through the new locks of the Panama Canal.

05/20/2013

Bayonne Bridge (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge Project 6 Months Ahead Of Schedule

The $1 billion project calls for raising the 80-year-old span’s roadway 64 feet to 215 feet to allow larger container ships access to piers in New Jersey and New York.

07/18/2012

A cargo ship waits in the harbor to enter ports in New York and New Jersey in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Port Authority Getting Ready For Bigger Ships In Near Future

Ports on the East Coast, including New York, are scrambling to prepare for larger ships that will be in use once the Panama Canal is expanded in 2014.

04/19/2012

Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Port Newark - Newark, NJ - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Announces Expansion Of Port Newark

With New Jersey’s unemployment rate outpacing the nation, Gov. Chris Christie visited Port Newark on Wednesday to tout a $500 million deal that could lead to 800 new jobs.

07/28/2011

The Bayonne Bridge is seen from Collins Park - Bayonne, NJ - File Photo

New Talk Of Bayonne To Staten Island Rail Link

Right now, it’s just an idea.

01/14/2011