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


  • HDR

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

Key Numbers

Annual Vehicle Crossings
3.5 million 3.5 million
New Clearance
215 feet 215 feet
Original Bridge Opening Year
1931 1931
Original Clearance
151 feet 151 feet
5,322 feet 5,322 feet
World Rank, Longest Steel Arch Bridge
5th 5th