Main span of Goethals Bridge hauled off for scrap

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 9:40 AM

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The main span of the Goethals (GAH'-thuhlz) Bridge is headed to the scrap yard.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has released a time-lapse video that shows workers removing the 350-foot cantilever span, which has connected Elizabeth with Staten Island since 1928. It was lowered onto a barge to be taken to Port Newark for scrapping.

Demolition of the remaining bridge will continue through the year. A new bridge is expected to be finished this year.