New Goethals Bridge Opening This Weekend

The 89-year-old Goethals Bridge connecting New Jersey and Staten Island via I-278 will close to drivers at 10 p.m. Friday.  Workers will then reconfigure access approach lanes so the new replacement Goethals Bridge can open in stages on Saturday and Sunday.

The first of the new bridge’s two spans will open to New York-bound traffic during the late afternoon on Saturday, June 10, and to New Jersey-bound traffic during the late afternoon on Sunday, June 11.

The Port Authority will keep the Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing open through the weekend to provide alternate routes for travelers between Staten Island and New Jersey.

The first of the new Goethals Bridge’s twin spans will carry both westbound and eastbound traffic until the second span opens in 2018. At that point, eastbound and westbound traffic will be separated onto the two spans.

More information about the Goethals Bridge Replacement Program, including on-site camera feeds, can be found at