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Guide to the Bayonne Bridge Historic Preservation Documentation
2007-2021
 PR 443

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Margo Padilla and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 29, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Collection transmittal letter with contextual information
2021 May 25
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "The Beautiful Arch: The Bayonne Bridge Story" (1 of 2). DVD (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

Documentary video about the history of the bridge. Approximately 24 minutes in length. Produced by Stokes Creative Group and Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc., 2014-2019. The DVD was retained for context and back-up and the object packaging may be viewed, but the files on the discs may not be accessed. Patrons may only use the preserved digital files from the DVD noted next.

2020 May 5
Digital Folder: PR 443 "The Beautiful Arch: The Bayonne Bridge Story" (2 of 2). Digital files

Existence and Location of Copies

All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

2020 May 5
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "The Bayonne Bridge: The Beautiful Arch" (1 of 2), DVD (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

School lesson plan for 4th grade. Prepared by Richard Grubb & Associates, 2020. The DVD was retained for context and back-up and the object packaging may be viewed, but the file on the disc may not be accessed. Patrons may only use the preserved digital file from the DVDs noted next.

2020 May 5
Digital Folder: PR 443 "The Bayonne Bridge: The Beautiful Arch" (2 of 2), Digital files

Existence and Location of Copies

One PDF of lesson plan to accompany above DVD documentary history. All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

2020
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Archival documentation (1 of 2). CD (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

From a contextual note on the DVD: "This DVD contains materials produced in 2020 as required by the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program Programmatic Agreement. It contains historic photographs, historic engineering drawings, and booklets. The photograph folder contains 49 photographs, each 8 x 10" with a caption describing the image, the date, camera angle and source. The engineering drawings folder contains high quality scans of the original engineering drawings of the Bayonne Bridge. The booklets folder contains a digital version of three booklets documenting the construction of the Bayonne Bridge and a scan of the original bridge permit. The booklets are the first and second progress report and a report published by the American Bridge Company of its role in the bridge's construction."

The DVD was retained for context and back-up and the object packaging may be viewed, but the file on the disc may not be accessed. Patrons may only use the preserved digital files from the DVD noted next.

2020
Digital Folder: PR 443 Archival documentation, 1920s-1930s (2 of 2). Digital files

Existence and Location of Copies

All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

2020
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Time lapse video of bridge reconstruction, 2013-2019 (1 of 2). CD (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

The CD was retained for context and back-up and the object packaging may be viewed, but the file on the disc may not be accessed. Patrons may only use the preserved digital file from the CD noted next.

2021
Digital Folder: PR 443 Time lapse video of bridge reconstruction, 2013-2019 (2 of 2). Digital file

Existence and Location of Copies

One mp4 file, approximately 3 minutes in length. All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

2021
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), NJ-66 (1 of 2). CD (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

The CD was retained for context and back-up and the object packaging may be viewed, but the files on the disc may not be accessed. Patrons may only use the preserved digital files from the CD noted next.

2014
Digital Folder: PR 443 Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), NJ-66 (2 of 2). Digital files

Existence and Location of Copies

3 PDFs of HAER-related letters and report, with 10 photographs. All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

2014
Box: 1 Folder : 7 "Bayonne Bridge: A landmark by land, sea, and air"

Scope and Contents

Book by Darl Rastorfer, published by the Port Authority for the 75th anniversary of the bridge. All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

2007
Box: 1 Folder : 8 "Bayonne Bridge: The Beautiful Arch"

Scope and Contents

3 copies of an information pamphlet about the bridge, the reconstruction project, and statistics. All the content of the collection can be found on-line on the Port Authority's website: https://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/en/bayonne-bridge/history.html

circa 2019