2013-05-15: The Port Authority New York New Jersey (PANYNJ) authorized large contracts for improvements to the three NY-NJ toll bridges on Staten Island at their latest board meeting.
Port Authority New York New Jersey (PANYNJ) are taking the first step toward getting the private sector to design, finance, build and maintain a new Goethals Bridge in return for availability payments. They have issued a request for information (RFI) preliminary to a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, finance and maintain a Goethals Bridge replacement, but say they will maintain control of toll collection and the right to tolls.
Port Authority New York New Jersey (PANYNJ) aka the Seagull has released renderings of a cable stayed design for a new Goethals Bridge. They show an edgy aesthetic of outwardly leaning upwardly bulging towers linked at the top with a sculpted crosspiece, the frames rising between separate roadway decks. There's an empty space in the middle - symbolic?