Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) Northbound Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) Southbound
This is the beginning of the freeway section of the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound in Bayonne.  The connector, which originally ended near here and was originally designated as NJ 169, is a divided arterial for most of its route along the east side of Bayonne.  Although built as a non-freeway replacement for the cancelled Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440) along Bayonne's west side, this short one mile section near the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) is a full freeway.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the beginning of the freeway section of the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) southbound in Jersey City.  The Cross Bayonne Connector, which was built originally as NJ 169, was originally constructed to connect the east-side ports of Bayonne and Exit 14A of the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) with the Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440), which was planned to traverse the west side of Bayonne.  When the freeway was cancelled, the connector was extended south as a divided arterial along the east-side ports to connect with the Bayonne Bridge (NJ 440), just as the Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440) had been planned to do along the west side.  However, this small section near the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) meets full freeway requirements.  This section begins in the photo above, as the short section of undivided roadway between Exit 23 (Avenue C, Garfield Avenue) and the short existing section of the Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440) ends.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound north of Exit 22A(I-78, New Jersey Turnpike, TO I-95) in Jersey City.  Note the "NJ 169 TO NJ 440" sign above.  NJ 169 was redesignated NJ 440 on May 14, 2001, and by the next day had not yet replaced all of the old NJ 169 signs.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) southbound north of Exit 22C(North NJ 185, Jersey City, Liberty Park) in Jersey City.  NJ 169 was redesignated NJ 440 on May 14, 2001, and on the next day, sign crews were still replacing the old NJ 169 signs as visible in the photo.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound at Exit 22C(North NJ 185, Linden Avenue, Liberty State Park) in Jersey City.  Here, the freeway follows this one-lane ramp to connect the north-south alignment with the east-west alignment parallel to the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78).  Visible directly ahead were the now-destroyed Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.  The roadway splitting on the left is Cavin Point Road (NJ 185).  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) southbound at Exit 22C(North NJ 185, Jersey City, Liberty Park) in Jersey City.  NJ 169 was redesignated NJ 440 on May 14, 2001, and on the next day, sign crews had still not replaced all of the old NJ 169 signs, as is visible in this photo.  Here the roadway changes from the east-west alignment to the north-south alignment.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound north of Exit 22C(North NJ 185, Linden Avenue, Liberty State Park) in Jersey City.  Still following the single-lane ramp from the north-south alignment to the east-west alignment, the viaduct that carries the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78) is visible directly ahead.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) southbound south of Exit 22C(North NJ 185, Jersey City, Liberty Park) in Jersey City.  The roadway merging on the left is the end of Cavin Point Road (NJ 185).  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound at Exit 23(Avenue C, Garfield Avenue) in Jersey City.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) southbound at Exit 22A(I-78, New Jersey Turnpike, To I-95, Pulaski Street, Port Jersey) in Jersey City.  The 'exit' is really a jug-handle that crosses at the traffic signal at the end of the freeway section just ahead.  Again note that the old NJ 169 signs had not yet been replaced here.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the end of the freeway section of the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) northbound in Jersey City.  Here the roadway briefly returns to the undivided 1959 configuration before merging with the end of the short built section of the Bayonne Freeway (NJ 440).  Filmed May 15, 2001.



This is the end of the freeway section of the Cross Bayonne Connector (NJ 440) southbound in Bayonne.  From this traffic signal at Pulaski Street south, the road is a divided arterial with at-grade intersections.  Filmed May 15, 2001.



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