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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. The bridge material was made out of Manganese steel. The bridge links Bayonne, New Jersey and Staten Island, New York.

Facts & Figures:
Opened to Traffic November 15, 1931
Length of Arch Span 1,675 feet
Length of New Jersey Viaduct 3,010 feet
Length of Staten Island Viaduct 2,010 feet
Total Length of Elevated Structure 6,695 feet
Total Length of Bridge 5,780 feet
Width of Bridge 85 feet
Number of Traffic Lanes 4 lanes
Width of Roadway 40 feet
Channel Clearance of Bridge at Mid-Span 150 feet
Height of Arch Above Water at Crown 325 feet
Cost of original structure $13,000,000
Port Authority investment as of 12/31/98 $114,698,000
Number of Toll Lanes 4