Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project

The raising of the Bayonne Bridge opened the East Coast’s largest seaport to New Panamax shipping vessels while preserving the historic steel arch bridge.


  • Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Bayonne, New Jersey, USA


  • Port of New York and New Jersey

Project Status

  • To be Completed in mid-2019


  • 2018 Grand Conceptor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Diamond Award, ACEC New York
  • Grand Honor Award, ACECNJ


  • HDR

Annual Vehicle Crossings
3.5 million 3.5 million
New Clearance
65.5 metres 65.5 metres
Original Bridge Opening Year
1931 1931
Original Clearance
46 metres 46 metres
1622 metres 1622 metres
World Rank, Longest Steel Arch Bridge
5th 5th