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The Bridges of Manhattan

  • 23 Nov 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


  • Must be NJAAPT member to register.

Not to be missed !  

The Bridges of Manhattan

The trip has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019, so there is an opportunity to register for this event if you were not able to make it on the 16th.  The weather is forecast to be a very pleasant Fall day

Did you know that the engineer that designed the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 -- Leon Moisseiff --also designed the Manhattan Bridge located in New York City (1909).  The Manhattan Bridge does have some vibrational concerns that have been addressed over the years.  The Whitestone Bridge, designed  by Othmar Ammann in 1939 and also located in New York city, was based on the design of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  Soon after the Tacoma collapsed, the structure of the Whitestone Bridge was modified to address vibrational concerns as were many American bridges-such as the Golden Gate Bridge-that were influenced by the Tacoma Narrows' design. 

John Valente, from MAST (Marine Academy of Science & Technology) and NJAAPT Vice-President, will be hosting and guiding this trip.

Special thanks to MCVD (Monmouth County Vocational District) for their permission to use the MAST school's vessel, The Blue Sea, to conduct this trip.

Come join us as we sail around Manhattan Island on a beautiful autumn Saturday and learn about the bridges of New York City. (there's a lot of them!) 

Please view one of these related videos:

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (no sound, 4.5 min)

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (narrated, 4 min)

Tacoma Narrows Bridge (History Channel, 15 min)

Registration limited to 25 people.  Once full, a wait list will be generated.

Date/Time:    Sat Nov 16, 2019   Rescheduled for Sat 11/23/19 

Meet 8:30 am, Boat departs ~9:00 am;  Returns ~4:30 pm

(Bagels/coffee will provided at start of trip)

Location: Atlantic Highlands Marina - Meet at Sissy's at the Harbor restaurant

The vessel is docked at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina.  It is docked on the pier across from the SeaStreak pier -- Slip #63, Frank's Pier, towards the end of the pier.  Meet at Sissy's at the Harbor restaurant located at the pier entrance at 8:30.  

What to bring:

  • Lunch (food/drink)
  • Wear sneaker-type footwear for grip (no leather bottom, no heels)
  • Jacket
  • Dress in layers
  • Sunscreen

Cost: $25 (note: the Circle line tour standard starts at $44+, premier is $69+, so this is a great price!)

In case of bad weather, please check the website on Fri 11/22, to see if the trip has been postponed.  When you register, you will also be given John Valente's cell number in the confirmation email, in case you need to contact him.

Payment in advance is required to complete your registration. 

Payment is best done online.  Contact NJAAPT if you have any questions.

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