THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PORT AUTHORITY REOPENS OUTERBRIDGE CROSSING, GEORGE WASHINGTON, GOETHALS AND BAYONNE BRIDGES

Date: Oct 30, 2012
Press Release Number: 170-2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reopened Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington, Goethals and Bayonne bridges. However, all motorists are urged to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.

Port Authority staff and engineers are on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions and assess damage. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our workers and those who use our facilities. We will resume operations at our other facilities as early as possible and when it is safe to do so.

For up to date information on our facilities follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.