Historic New Jersey landmark celebrates three-quarters of a centuryPosted: Updated:
New Jersey celebrated the 75th birthday of it's largest and most famous landmark -- the Bayonne Bridge.The Bayonne Bridge is the third longest steel arch bridge in the world. The town of Bayonne is marking the occasion with a new tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11. Since September 11th, the bridge's arch has been lit up with red white and blue bulbs every September. Now, those lights will be seen every night because of a petition with more than 3,000 signatures gathered by sixth-grader Veronica Granite.The Port Authority says despite its years, the Bayonne Bridge is in prime condition. The bridge was built for $13 million. These days a similar bridge could cost $500 million or more.