View full sizeSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Despite the explosions, flipped cars and thick smoke on the Bayonne Bridge early Sunday morning, rescue teams had the situation under control, as about 300 emergency workers participated in an emergency preparedness drill.
The exercise was part of the Port Authority’s ongoing efforts to practice and perfect the response of emergency workers to different types of accident and disaster scenarios. It was conducted in a manner that replicated traffic patterns during construction of the agency’s Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway project.
The NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police, and emergency units from New Jersey were among the agencies participating.
“Thousands of people use Port Authority facilities every day, and it’s our highest responsibility