Facts & Info

photo of U.S. Coast Guard ship patrolling underneath the Goethals Bridge

Opened to traffic date: June 29, 1928

Bridge Replacement:

  • Eastbound opened to traffic: June 10, 2017
  • Westbound opened to traffic: May 20, 2018

Length of main spans: 900 feet
Length of cable suspended spans: 1,635 feet
Total length of main bridges: 1,982 feet
Channel clearance at mid-span: 138.5 feet Minimum @ MHW

Length of New Jersey approaches: 2,550 feet
Length of New York approaches: 2,780 feet
Total length of each bridge: Over 7,300 feet

Width of roadways: 53 feet in each direction
*Westbound Structure includes 10-foot Shared-Use-Path

Number of traffic lanes: Three 12 foot lanes in each direction, 12 foot outer shoulder, 5 foot inner shoulder

Number of toll lanes: 8*

*All toll lanes are equipped to accept E-ZPass as toll payment.

Traffic & Volume Information


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