Bayonne Bridge, from Ferry
The Bayonne Bridge is the third longest steel arch bridge in the world, and
was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. It connects Bayonne,
New Jersey with Staten Island, New York, spanning the Kill Van Kull.
The eventual design of the bridge called for a graceful arch that soars 226
feet above the Kill Van Kull and supports a road bed for 1,675 feet without
intermediary piers. The total length of the bridge is 8,640 feet with a mid-span
clearance above the water of 150 feet. The arch resembles a parabola, but is
made up of 40 linear segments.
Photo 122, May 2008