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So construction project to raise the deck of a bridge on the New Jersey waterfront.
Would allow the latest generation of huge cargo ships to be able to pass underneath which -- be at night supporters say that the project is vital.
For the area's economic future and that it could create thousands of jobs in -- -- David Lee Miller is live in -- Newark, New Jersey today and David it sounds like a remarkable feat of engineering.
So what what do we know about this project.
A -- and about two years time -- expansion of the Panama Canal is complete these giant mega ships cargo ships are gonna make their way up the East Coast.
In order to use the ports of new York and New Jersey they have to pass under that bridge -- my road right shoulder off in the distance that is the Bayonne Bridge was built in.
You can see it's magnificent argued is an historic bridge an incredible structure.
And what they're going to do it that's an -- animation to illustrate this is the bridge is now a 151 feet above the water they are going to build a second deck.
That's gonna beat 215.
Feet above the water it's gonna cost about one -- with a billion dollars.
They expect the project to get under way early 2013.
To take about three years it's going to employ.
Roughly 2700 people per year predominately iron workers and construction workers.
They say that -- project could begin sooner if there is approval environmental -- approval but this is a significant incredible project.
And -- for motorists in the New York City area and New Jersey Martha incredibly they're going to keep the bridge opened the entire time.
Wow that's going to be interesting.
So beyond this new construction in terms of the jobs what does it mean for this said this part of New Jersey in -- region.
We know the port of news new York and New Jersey employs about.
People that's personal income of about.
Well billion dollars if not more every year and those jobs because of this project are now going to be preserved.
But more than that you don't -- that they say that -- Win no idea -- -- the Bayonne -- is completed and these larger cargo ships can enter the area.
They expect that the volume capacity of cargo to doubles -- you're gonna see even more employment in the region.
The deputy head of the Port Authority here sitting -- this is a project that has absolutely no opposition listen.
This is a unique project -- supported by Republicans and Democrats.
Labor and business people in the shipping industry people outside the shipping industry.
And this is a project that benefits not just new York -- New Jersey but an economist I talked to said that it really benefits the economy of the entire country.
And lastly to paraphrase.
Marlon Brando in on the waterfront.
The ports of new York and New Jersey is a contender and it's going to remain one.
Martha could have been a contender and they are and you -- -- lash out of out of it cargo -- blocking the bridge behind you so that was good news did in the late thank you.
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