Plan approved to raise Bayonne Bridge

The News Leader

September 22, 2010 4:01:05 AM PDT
Drivers who rely on the Bayonne Bridge are in for a shock.

The Port Authority has approved a $1 billion plan to raise the 80-year-old bridge.

The bridge's clearance between Hudson County and Staten Island is 150 feet. It needs to be 180 feet to accommodate the bigger ships that will come through a wider Panama Canal starting in the year 2015.