8. The Deck of the Bayonne Bridge Was Raised Almost 65 Feet

Bayonne Bridge with raised deck

The Bayonne Bridge is the most underused bridge owned by the Port Authority. But because it crosses a major waterway the deck is being raised from 151 feet to 215 feet. This was done in two stages as the taller ships that come into the Port district need more clearance.

The Bayonne Bridge was built at a clearance of 151 feet above water level at high tide as the tallest ships in the Navy were at 150 feet in the 1930s.