All lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge are back handling traffic following this past week’s crane collapse on the bridge, according to the New York Thruway Authority. Some blockage will occur overnight for repair work. The Authority issued this statement Friday:
“Phase one of the deck repair operations on the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87/I-287) concluded ahead of schedule at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning. Traffic has resumed on three northbound and three southbound lanes of the bridge.
Phase two, currently underway, includes replacing the far right southbound barrier and pouring concrete for the bridge deck. The operation will continue into the overnight of Friday, July 22, which will reduce the southbound portion of the bridge to one lane.
The continuing repair operations are part of the Thruway Authoritys rapid response to the damage caused by the crane collapse earlier this week. At the Governors direction, these expedited repairs will minimize impacts to motorists during peak travel periods.
The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists patience during this repair work.”
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Progress continues on the construction of the new bridge across the Hudson. This video update, courtesy of the New York Thruway Authority, provides the visual details of that progress: