Date: Sep 26, 2013
Press Release Number: 97-2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will close the Bayonne Bridge on Sunday, September 29, from 7:30 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. to host the BCB 4 Mile Bayonne Bridge Run. Proceeds from the race will go to support the Independence Fund and Hope for the Warriors – two organizations that raise money for wounded veterans.
The 2½-hour closure is expected have minimal traffic impacts. During the closure, commuters in Staten Island and New Jersey will be diverted to the Goethals Bridge. In addition, the free Bayonne Bridge shuttle service will begin operation at 10:00 a.m. in Bayonne and at 10:15 a.m. in Staten Island.
For up-to-the-minute traffic updates at all Port Authority crossings, motorists are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/. For more information on the charity run, or to register online, go to www.PracticeHard.com.
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 the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.