Category Archives: New Jersey

Bayonne Bridge: The Case of the Missing Half-Scissor

By Neal Buccino, Media Relations Staff On a November day in 1931, a pair of scissors specially crafted for the occasion was used to cut the ribbon in the dedication of the Bayonne Bridge, whose magnificent steel arch was the … Continue reading

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PORT AUTHORITY THROWBACK THURSDAY: 1949 HOLLAND TUNNEL FIRE

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett On a late spring morning in 1949, a tractor-trailer entered the Holland Tunnel on the New Jersey side at 8:45 a.m. in heavy traffic, carrying 80 drums of hazardous chemicals. One of the drums fell … Continue reading

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Solar Impulse 2: Following Lindberg’s Spirit of St. Louis

Words and Video by Ron Marsico, Media Relations Staff Solar Impulse 2 glided eastward after taking off from Kennedy Airport at 2:30 a.m. today, attempting to become the first fuel-free plane to cross the Atlantic — 89 years after Charles … Continue reading

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