BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Bayonne Bridge is closing as work continues to raise the span that links Bayonne with Staten Island, New York.
Traffic will be turned away from 11:59 p.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Sources: Suspect In Shooting Of NYPD Officers Had Multiple Weapons, Including AR-15 With 20 Rounds Hidden Under Mattress
Crews will deliver and position strengthening plates and continue to erect the bridge’s towers during the shutdown.
Motorists are being advised to use the Goethals Bridge instead.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Take Down Kings In Shootout
The closure is part of a $1.3 billion project to raise the roadway to give larger ships access to New York and New Jersey ports. The new bridge roadway will have wider lanes and a median.
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