"For the first time since 1931, the Port Authority is going to build two bridges at the same time," said Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Bayonne Bridge will be raised to upgrade its clearance for container ships and will cost about $1 billion, while the $1.5 billion Goethals Bridge replacement will be built through a public-private partnership. The two projects are expected to create 16,500 jobs during construction, according to Baroni.

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