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  Goethals Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The authority had $3 million of state money and raised $14 million in bonds to built the Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing, the Goethals bridge construction began on September 1, 1925 and cost $7.2 million.
The Goethals Bridge replacing three ferries and augmenting the existing Arthur Kill rail bridge, its unusual mid-span height was a requirement of the New Jersey ports.
A new parallel bridge is planned - dividing the west- and eastbound traffic between the old and new bridges.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/g/go/goethals_bridge.html   (257 words)

  
 Goethals Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A steel truss cantilever design by John Alexander Waddell, the bridge is 205 m long (672 feet) central span, 2,621 m long (8,600 feet) in total, 18.9 m wide (62 feet), has a clearance of 41.15 m (135 feet) and has four lanes for traffic.
The authority had $3 million of state money and raised $14 million in bonds to build the Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing, the Goethals bridge construction began on September 1, 1925 and cost $7.2 million.
To meet modern standards,a new parallel bridge is planned, dividing the westbound and eastbound traffic between the old and new bridges.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Goethals_Bridge   (303 words)

  
 Goethals Bridge (I-278)
Goethals died tragically before the bridge was dedicated.
In 1959, the Arthur Kill movable lift railroad bridge was built parallel to the Goethals Bridge, replacing a swing span that stood earlier in that location.
Goethals Bridge and I-278 shields by Ralph Herman.
www.nycroads.com /crossings/goethals   (1440 words)

  
 George Washington Goethals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Washington Goethals (29 June 1858 - 21 January 1928) was a United States Army officer and civil engineer, best known for his supervision of construction and the opening of the Panama Canal.
The Goethals Bridge between New York City and Elizabeth, New Jersey is named in his honor.
In 1915 Goethals was awarded the rank of major general.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Washington_Goethals   (322 words)

  
 Goethals Bridge Modernization Project
Because the Goethals Bridge crosses the Arthur Kill, a navigable water of the United States, a Coast Guard permit authorizing the location and plans for the Port Authority’s proposed bridge replacement is required.
The range of preliminary alternatives may include replacement bridge options; other new transportation infrastructure; transportation system improvements that do not require construction of new infrastructure, such as congestion pricing to reduce traffic volumes during rush hours; and reasonable alternatives that may be identified by the public during the scoping process for the Draft EIS.
While a parallel (i.e., “twin”) bridge was previously proposed and evaluated, this alternative will be re-evaluated in light of the current purpose and need for the proposed action, which is broader than it was at the time of the earlier EIS.
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 Goethals Bridge -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Goethals Bridge (pronounced "GAH-thuhls") connects (Click link for more info and facts about Elizabeth, New Jersey) Elizabeth, New Jersey to (A borough of New York City) Staten Island, (A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies) New York over the (Click link for more info and facts about Arthur Kill) Arthur Kill.
The authority had $3 million of state money and raised $14 million in bonds to built the Goethals Bridge and the (Click link for more info and facts about Outerbridge Crossing) Outerbridge Crossing, the Goethals bridge construction began on September 1, 1925 and cost $7.2 million.
A new parallel bridge is planned, dividing the westbound and eastbound traffic between the old and new bridges.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/go/goethals_bridge.htm   (295 words)

  
 Bridges and Tunnels in New York and New Jersey in the United States
All of its bridges did have non-motorized access, but it has become less friendly to non-motorists since the sidewalks on the Outerbridge Crossing and the Goethals Bridge are out and the sidewalk on the George WASHINGTON Bridge is closed overnight.
The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, the Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey without non-motorized access pose substantial problems.
Across the Goethals Bridge, the New York City Bus should extend its bus routes (such as S40/S90 and S48) to serve non-motorists displaced from the closure of the bridge sidewalk since 1995.
www.geocities.com /jusjih/us-ny-nj-bridges-tunnels.html   (5709 words)

  
 Pictures of the Goethals Bridge (I-278)
This is the beginning of the Goethals Bridge, I-278 east, in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
This is the middle of the Goethals Bridge, I-278 east, crossing from Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Staten Island, New York.
This is the middle of the Goethals Bridge, I-278 west, entering Elizabeth, New Jersey, from Staten Island, New York.
www.njfreeways.com /NJI-278GoethalsPictures.html   (120 words)

  
 Staten Island
As an island, it is separated from Long Island by the Narrows and from mainland New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull.
It is connected to New Jersey by the Bayonne Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing, the Goethals Bridge, and to Brooklyn by the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Except for the areas along the harbor, the borough was largely rural until the building of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in 1964, which is the considered the watershed event in the history of the borough, since it opened up the island to explosive suburban development.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/st/staten_island.html   (1778 words)

  
 Goethals Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Goethals Bridge is a memorial to Major General George W. Goethals, builder of the Panama Canal and the first consulting engineer of the Port Authority.
The Goethals Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing, which are similar in design, were the first facilities constructed by the Port Authority.
The Goethals Bridge leads directly to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 13, and is accessible to Routes 1 & 9 and other New Jersey highways.
www.panynj.gov /tbt/gbmain.HTM   (154 words)

  
 Interstate 278 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Despite its number, it does not connect to I-78, though a western extension was planned to I-78 at the Route 24 interchange.
The short New Jersey segment begins in Linden at the junction with US 1/US 9 and goes east into Elizabeth to its other New Jersey interchange, with Route 439 (the original Goethals Bridge approach) and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95).
It crosses the Arthur Kill on the 4-lane Goethals Bridge to Staten Island, a borough of New York City.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Interstate_278   (255 words)

  
 Bridge photos, Bridge postcards -- Bridgepix.com
In a photo of the Wittpenn Bridge (carrying Route 7 across the Hackensack River between Jersey City and Kearney, built 1927-1930) he describes this bridge as “almost Gothic in appearance when silhouetted against the sky, this lift bridge is reminiscent of a cathedral”.
This suspension bridge is only a portion of the entire Triboro Bridge system which includes long span bridges, small bridges, viaducts and approaches covering 14 miles.
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   (7357 words)

  
 Goethals Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Last February, the Port Authority hired a consultant to conduct a three-year environmental review of future options for the Goethals Bridge, and to recommend a preferred alternative to upgrade and modernize the crossing.
The Goethals Bridge, which opened in 1928, has two 10-foot lanes in each direction, which do not meet today’s 12-foot-wide highway design standards and has no shoulders for emergency access.
It also serves as the primary route for commercial traffic serving the Howland Hook Marine Terminal, which is the region’s military port of embarkation in the event of a national emergency.
statenislandusa.com /2004/goethals.html   (352 words)

  
 ": BRIDGES AND TUNNELS IN NEW YORK CITY"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
www.citidex.com /113.htm   (1108 words)

  
 Bicycle Blueprint - Bridges Bikeable With Difficulty
In 1979, cyclists and pedestrians were granted exclusive use of this bridge's South Outer Roadway — a metal-mesh lane running along the outer edge of the bridge, separated from other traffic lanes by a network of cables.
Moreover, bridge access at the Queens end is nightmarish; no signs lead to the outer roadway, and the only way to reach the bridge from the north is to cross a complex network of traffic lanes and then ride against traffic for several hundred feet.
The two bike-pedestrian paths on this bridge over the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx are a microcosm of the checkered state of the bicycling infrastructure in New York City.
www.nybikes.org /blueprint/chapter5/chapter5e.html   (1120 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.
It also leads to the Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing via the westbound Staten Island Expressway.
www.bayonnenj.org /bridge.htm   (240 words)

  
 MTR 39, Goethals Bridge Twin Reviled in Staten Island...
MTR 39, Goethals Bridge Twin Reviled in Staten Island...
Observers at yesterday's Goethals bridge twin hearing in Elizabeth said those speaking in opposition to the Port Authority plan outnumbered supporters by about three to one.
The Union County Alliance conceded that the bridge project was ill-conceived, but held that something had to be done to improve transportation in the area.
www.tstc.org /bulletin/19950616/mtr03901.htm   (595 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Home - S.I. bridge hell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A spectacular crash involving four trucks, one carrying dangerous liquid oxygen, on the Goethals Bridge yesterday left one driver dead, a miracle survivor fighting for his life and scores of motorists stranded for hours, officials said.
The chain-reaction collision just before the toll booths on the Staten Island side of the bridge sparked fears of a chemical explosion and produced a dramatic rescue when firefighters pulled a badly injured driver out of a wrecked truck lodged underneath a tractor trailer.
There was no structural damage to the bridge, which was expected to be fully reopened by this morning, Maynard said.
www.nydailynews.com /front/story/177773p-154665c.html   (533 words)

  
 Bird Conservation Area Program - Management Guidance Summaries
Goethals Bridge Pond is a Department of State-designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat.
Goethals Bridge Pond is particularly important due to its unique habitat, size, and forage productivity.
A hydrologic study is underway for the tidal wetland area adjacent to Goethals Bridge Pond to determine the best approach to restore tidal influence.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/wildlife/bca/harb_mgs.html   (1205 words)

  
 DC: Commentary On "Improving Regional Mobility"
As a result, this study glorifies twinning the Goethals Bridge and widening the Staten Island Expressway.
Twinning the Goethals, making the existing bridge three lanes, plus shoulder, in the westbound direction while the new facility does the same for eastbound traffic.
It seems the PA is afraid to put the Goethals Bridge expansion up against these alternatives, fearing it will not come out on top.
www.panix.com /userdirs/danielc/region/irm.htm   (886 words)

  
 DC: Debating Goethals Bridge
The following is a debate of issues surrounding the expansion of the Goethals Bridge.
The new bridge would add significant capacity, which would "speed the flow of traffic" thus inducing a major increase in vehicle miles traveled.
As far as bribes go, the proposal for a new rail line in association with the Goethals twinning is being used by the PA to bribe the public.
www.panix.com /~danielc/region/gbdebate.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Lancer - Directions
Proceed over the Goethals Bridge to the Staten Island Expressway (I-278 east) to the Verrazano Bridge (Upper Level).
Cross the bridge in the left or center lane to the Belt Parkway (East) exit.
When exiting the bridge stay in the right lane and merge onto the Whitestone Expressway to the Van Wyck Expressway (Route I-678 South toward JFK Airport) for approximately 10.58 miles.
www.lancer-ins.com /directions-lb.html   (1932 words)

  
 Directions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Goethals Bridge to Staten Island Expressway (East) to Victory Blvd Exit.
Goethals Bridge onto Staten Island Expressway towards Brooklyn.
Goethals Bridge to Staten Island Expressway - East to Victory Blvd exit.
www.ncsanj.com /directions/statan_direct.htm   (146 words)

  
 MTR 249, Port Authority Staff Still Stumping for Second Goethals Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Port Authority recently renewed its lobbying among Staten Island elected leaders for a second Goethals bridge - a project which the public and elected leaders from both sides of the Kill have vehemently opposed since the project was formally proposed in 1993.
The Goethals twin, however, has no constituency outside of limited freight industry elements and the staffs at the Port Authority and NYC Dept. of City Planning.
Staten Islanders are still waiting for the DOT to analyze toll policy options at the Staten Island bridges, and to develop a more extensive analysis of the potential for express busways.
www.tstc.org /bulletin/19991217/mtr24906.htm   (396 words)

  
 New York @ NorthEastRoads.com - Interstate 278 Verrazano Narrows Bridge / Gowanus Expressway East
Designed by Othmar Amman, architect of the Bayonne Bridge, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge incorporates the curvature of the earth and seasonal expansions which result in a 12 foot difference in the bridge deck height from Summer to Winter.
The suspension bridge and approaches tally 13,700 feet in length with a 228 foot channel height at mid-span.
The Gowanus Expressway entails Interstate 278 between the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (Interstate 478).
www.northeastroads.com /i-278b_ny.html   (1894 words)

  
 3-digit Interstates from I-78
The Manhattan Bridge Expressway was cancelled in 1971, and I-478 was extended over the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel instead.
Though some parts of I-278 seem to have been built centuries ago, the oldest part of I-278 is the Goethals Bridge, built in 1925.
In 1971 the Manhattan Bridge Expressway was cancelled, and I-478 was routed along the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel instead.
www.kurumi.com /roads/3di/ix78.html   (1459 words)

  
 ArenaMaps.com | Staten Island Ice Skating Pavilion | Staten Island | NY | USA
From Manhattan: George Washington Bridge, The Lincoln Tunnel, or the Holland Tunnel to the New Jersey Turnpike South.
Proceed over the Goethals Bridge and follow the signs for Outerbridge Crossing/West Shore Expressway.
From The New Jersey Turnpike: New Jersey Turnpike to exit 13 (Elizabeth & Goethals Bridge).
www.arenamaps.com /arenas/850.htm   (155 words)

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