A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official reassured New Jersey lawmakers yesterday that the agency is moving quickly to update or replace the Bayonne Bridge, a move that would potentially increase shipping activity in the area.

Deputy executive Bill Baroni also announced that the authority received 12 responses from developers in a request for information solicitation to design, build, finance, and maintain a bridge to replace the Goethals Bridge, which opened to traffic in 1928. It connects Elizabeth, N.J., and Staten Island.

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