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  Bayonne, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bayonne is connected to Staten Island by the Bayonne Bridge.
Today, it is the third-longest such bridge, with the Lupu Bridge in Shanghai, China and the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia being first- and second-longest respectively.
Bayonne was a bedroom community and shore resort for the wealthy and elite as late as 1889.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bayonne,_New_Jersey   (1027 words)

  
 History of Bayonne - City of Bayonne, New Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bayonne was known originally as Bergen Neck, located south of the Dutch settlement of Bergen, the predecessor of Jersey City.
The City of Bayonne is planning the transformation of the base for new uses by early in the next century when the base is scheduled to close.
Bayonne homes are among the best urban housing stock in the state, with residents actively maintaining and improving their homes and property.
www.bayonnenj.org /history.htm   (776 words)

  
 Bayonne Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Bayonne Bridge is the second longest steel arch bridge in the world.
When it opened it 1931, it was the longest steel arch bridge in the world, eclipsing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which had opened the same year, by two feet.
Bayonne Historical Society Dedicated to the preservation of the history and legacy of the founding and development of the community of Bayonne, New Jersey.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Bayonne_Bridge.html   (671 words)

  
 Bayonne Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The bridge was designed by the master bridge-builder Othmar Ammann and the architect Cass Gilbert.
Ammann, the master bridge builder and chief architect of the Port Authority, choose the steel arch design after rejecting a cantilever and suspension design as expensive and impractical for the site.
Gilbert had designed an ornamental granite-sheathing over the steelwork as part of the original proposal, but as in the case of the George Washington Bridge, the stone sheathing was eliminated in order to lower the cost of the bridge, leaving the steel trusses exposed.
www.bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/b/ba/bayonne_bridge.html   (343 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bayonne Bridge
The Bayonne Bridge is the third longest steel arch bridge in the world.
Bayonne Bridge as seen from Port Richmond, Staten Island ©; 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
Gilbert had designed an ornamental granite sheathing over the steelwork as part of the original proposal, but as in the case of the George Washington Bridge, the stone sheathing was eliminated in order to lower the cost of the bridge, leaving the steel trusses exposed.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bayonne-Bridge   (1661 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Bridge (structure)
The New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia is the longest arch bridge, spanning a gap of 518 m (1,700 ft).
The Brooklyn Bridge, which was the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time of its completion in 1883, crosses the East River in New York City and has a main span of 486 m 31 cm (1,595 ft 6 in).
The longest swing-bridge span is that of a railroad and highway bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Fort Madison, Iowa.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561057_2/Bridge_(structure).html   (831 words)

  
 Bayonne Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ammann, the master bridge builder and chief architect of the Port Authority, choose the design after rejecting a cantilever and suspension design as expensive and impractical for the site.
The total length of the bridge is 8640 feet (2633 meters) with a mid-span clearance above the water of 150 feet (46 meters).
In 2005, the bridge was featured in the movie War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise, where it is destroyed in an attack by Martians.
www.bayonne.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bayonne_Bridge   (460 words)

  
 Bayonne Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The bridge was designed by the master Othmar Ammann and the architect Cass Gilbert.
Gilbert had designed an ornamental granite -sheathing over the steelwork as part of original proposal but as in the case the George Washington Bridge the stone sheathing was eliminated in to lower the cost of the bridge the steel trusses exposed.
David Lean's "Bridge on the River Kwai" is one of my favorite movies of all time, and one one the greatest war movies of all time, but a differnt war movie.
www.freeglossary.com /Bayonne_Bridge   (714 words)

  
 Bayonne Bridge (NY 440 and NJ 440)
Planners expected that the bridge would follow the route of the ferry, since the construction of the bridge and its approaches would involve the least amount of destruction to taxable property, and would be most convenient to major street connections on both sides of the Kill van Kull.
The suspension bridge design, which included deck stiffening trusses and diagonal tower bracing, was seriously considered until it was discovered that deep, expensive excavations in the bedrock for the anchorages would be needed.
Building upon the design of the Hell Gate Bridge, which was constructed by Ammann's mentor, Gustav Lindenthal, the steel-arch design of the Bayonne Bridge was to blend in with the low-lying industrial landscape.
www.nycroads.com /crossings/bayonne   (1553 words)

  
 Bayonne Town Center
Bayonne is a densely populated city located in the heart of the New York - New Jersey Metropolitan Region.
In addition, Bayonne is only 5 miles from Manhattan through the Holland Tunnel and connects to Staten Island via the Bayonne Bridge and Route 440.
The Ocean Terminal has been renamed the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor and with its exciting views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge, it is expected that significant amounts of new residential units and office space will be constructed there.
www.bayonnetowncenter.com /corporateinfo_mktdata.htm   (1550 words)

  
 Bayonne Bridge -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The bridge was designed by the master bridge-builder (Click link for more info and facts about Othmar Ammann) Othmar Ammann and the architect (United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)) Cass Gilbert.
The primary purpose of the bridge was to allow vehicle traffic from (A borough of New York City) Staten Island to reach (One of the five boroughs of New York City) Manhattan via the (Click link for more info and facts about Holland Tunnel) Holland Tunnel.
In 2005, the bridge was featured in the movie (Click link for more info and facts about War of the Worlds) War of the Worlds starring (Click link for more info and facts about Tom Cruise) Tom Cruise, where it is destroyed in an attack by (Imaginary people who live on the planet Mars) Martians.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/B/Ba/Bayonne_Bridge.htm   (515 words)

  
 lupu Bridge in Shanghai, China is the longest Arch Bridge in the World
This is contrast to earlier steel arch bridges, where the "arch rib" is in the form of steel trusses, as shown in the following photographs.
The completion of the bridge in 1957 marked one of Communist China's first great engineering achievements, because until then all road and rail traffic had to be laboriously ferried across the river.
The second bridge, built of press-stressed concrete, has a central span of 400 meters long with double bridgeheads and two cabled sides.The Wuhan Second Changjiang River Bridge is 4,678 meters in length (including 1,877 meters of the main bridge) and 26.5 to 33.5 meters in width.
www.chinapage.com /bridge/shanghai/lupu/lupu.html   (646 words)

  
 Sydney Harbour Arch Bridge
It is one of the longest one-bow bridges in the world with a length of 1,150 m; the bow itself being 504 m long.
Thus the bridge is just 66 cm shorter than the Bayonne Bridge in New York, but much heavier; 50,300 tons of steel were used in the building process.
The Bayonne Bridge was completed just four months earlier thus not allowing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to claim the longest arch bridge in the world.
bridgepros.com /projects/SydneyHarbour/SydneyHarbour.htm   (189 words)

  
 Steel Arch Bridge Projects
With a span length of 977 ft., 298 meters, the bridge crossed the East River at Hell Gate, in New York.
The Bayonne Bridge was designed by Othmar Ammann and opened to traffic on November 15,1931.
The bridge was awarded a prize for the most beautiful steel arch bridge of 1931 by American Institute for Steel Construction.
www.bridgepros.com /projects/Steel_Arch_bridge_projects.htm   (148 words)

  
 bridge, structure: Modern Bridge Designs
bridge is formed by self-supporting arms anchored at and projecting toward one another from the ends; they meet in the middle of the span where they are connected together or support a third member.
Movable bridges are generally constructed over waterways where it is impossible or prohibitive to build a fixed bridge high enough for water traffic to pass under it.
The swing bridge is usually mounted on a pier in midstream and swung parallel to the stream to allow water passage.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/sci/A0857019.html   (1060 words)

  
 MTR 183, PA Announces Bayonne Bridge Rehab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Repair of the bridge, which spans the Kill Van Kull between NJ and Staten Island, will take place between 1999 and 2001, and will be done in off-peak hours to avoid traffic complications.
In a statement, PA Chair Lewis Eisenberg noted that the Bayonne Bridge saw record traffic volumes last year, and that traffic is expected to continue to climb.
Congestion on the Bayonne crossing has yet to become a major problem, but the same cannot be said for the Goethals Bridge, a neighboring highway span that the PA has been trying to build a "twin" highway bridge for for several years.
www.tstc.org /bulletin/19980731/mtr18308.htm   (212 words)

  
 Pictures of the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440)
Although built as a non-freeway replacement for the cancelled Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440) along Bayonne's west side, this short one mile section near the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) is a full freeway.
The Cross Bayonne Connector, which was built originally as NJ 169, was originally constructed to connect the east-side ports of Bayonne and Exit 14A of the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) with the Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440), which was planned to traverse the west side of Bayonne.
This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound north of Exit 22A(I-78, New Jersey Turnpike, TO I-95) in Jersey City.
www.njfreeways.com /NJNJ-440CBCPictures.html   (744 words)

  
 The Bayonne Bridge - City of Bayonne, New Jersey
It is one of the most spectacular bridges in the metropolitan area, with a mid-span clearance of 150 feet that permits ocean-going vessels to use this entrance to Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal without interference.
This bridge is an important part of the regional system of arterial highways.
The trusses of the arch are a pleasing pattern of repetitive regular triangles.
www.bayonnenj.org /bridge.htm   (240 words)

  
 ": BRIDGES AND TUNNELS IN NEW YORK CITY"
Region 11 of the DOT is responsible for NY State maintained bridges between the boroughs of NYC.
Bridge length and tunnel length is basically the distance of the bridge span over water or the tunnel distance underground.
It was, however, the first bridge to connect the island of Manhattan with the mainland, and though closed to traffic, continues to carry water from Upstate reservoirs.
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 The Hudson Reporter - BAYONNE COMMUNITY NEWS
When Bayonne Police officer Sgt. Eric Deitrich got back to New Jersey in the early morning of Sept. 21 - after two weeks patrolling the waterlogged streets of New Orleans - he felt the urge to kiss the solid ground of his home state.
Deitrich was one of four Bayonne police officers sent to New Orleans in early September as part of the Hudson County Rapid Deployment Force including Bayonne Det. David Macre, Police Officer John Arndt, and Police Officer Joseph Czapla.
This is the reason why he came to Bayonne on Sept. 20 to feature The Holiday Tree & Trim Company, a local manufacturer and retailer of artificial trees, in a segment of his new TV show "Made in America." which airs Tuesday nights on the Travel Channel.
www.bayonnecommunitynews.com   (1585 words)

  
 The Hudson Reporter - BAYONNE COMMUNITY NEWS - 02/21/2005 - Dramatics at the Super BowlBayonne Bridge takes center ...
BAYONNE BRIDGE IS A STAR - These scenes depict the special effect destruction of the Bayonne Bridge and what it actually looks like.
Almost at the same moment a local radio station was honoring a Bayonne girl for her efforts at getting patriotic lighting installed on the Bayonne Bridge after 9/11, a movie trailer promoting the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed War of the Worlds showed the bridge being blown up.
In 2002 when she was eight years old, Veronica began a petition drive to illuminate the Bayonne Bridge with red, white and blue lights.
www.hudsonreporter.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=14002822&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=532622&rfi=6   (1137 words)

  
 Bayonne Houses and Homes For Sale as Real Estate in Hudson County, New Jersey
The city of Bayonne is located on a peninsula in the heart of the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, just seven minutes west of Manhattan.
The Bayonne Bridge, one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world, spans the Kill Van Kull to link Bayonne with the Port Richmond area of Staten Island.
The Bayonne School District is one of the top 25 technically advanced districts in the state.
www.bayonne-realestate.com   (671 words)

  
 Bayonne - Wired New York Forum
Bayonne doesn't look that great, but the location is. *They have the new lightrail that takes residents up to JC and Hoboken and there are plans to extend service further south in Bayonne.
Bayonne is different than most other places in the area, it has one building considered a skyscraper on skyscrapers.com (11 stories or higher.
The Bayonne Bridge is the longest steel bridge in the world (or something).
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3813   (1945 words)

  
 Bayonne Town Center
Bayonne Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical center with 278-licensed beds and growing.
The administration and staff of the Bayonne Medical Center is comprised of some of the countries leading professionals within every aspect of healthcare.
Bayonne has received the prestigious designation by the State of New Jersey as a Tree City USA for the past several years.
www.bayonnetowncenter.com /community.htm   (400 words)

  
 Bridge photos, Bridge postcards -- Bridgepix.com
While filming in Bayonne, many residents were offered cash on the spot to move their vehicles to make room for cast and crew.
In Bayonne, a great vantage point for the Bayonne Bridge is the Kill Van Kull Park.
The Bayonne Bridge completed in 1931 was competing with the Sydney Harbor Bridge, which was completed in 1932, and is in fact a few feet longer than the Australian bridge.
www.bridgepix.com /bridgeblog/?p=12   (301 words)

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