“Kill me now,” said van Kull

This is what you might call Not The Greatest Planning:

The Bayonne Bridge was shut down in both directions Thursday afternoon, making for a worse commute for those driving in the snow, sleet and rain.

The bridge was shut down by Port Authority due to slippery conditions and several cars becoming stuck on the incline of the renovated bridge, which is steeper than it used to be, a spokesman said.

Said bridge runs from Bayonne, New Jersey across the Kill Van Kull to Staten Island, New York. (Perhaps non-intuitively, Bayonne is at the northern end of the bridge.) The idea was not to make the bridge impassable in winter storms, of course, but to make room for larger container ships down below; there’s only so much dredging they can do.

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