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Bridge Officials Still Mum on Toll Costs for New Span

|  by Janie Rosman  | While tolls on the Thruway system will remain the same through 2015, residents attending last month’s public meeting at Washington Irving Middle School wanted to know what they will be in 2018. “One of the things we said from the beginnin... More »

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Residents Have Clear View of Bridge Construction Phases

|  by Janie Rosman  | Visitors to the viewing area at RiverWalk Park in Tarrytown get their first look at the new Tappan Zee Bridge this fall when renderings seen only on paper begin to appear in the Hudson. “You’ll see the towers rise up with help from tower ... More »

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Super Crane Makes History with Bridge Replacement

|  by Janie Rosman  | Another page of bridge history took place last week when the I Lift NY fitted a 600-ton precast concrete pile cap on a set of piles. It was the super crane’s first of many placements and future lifts. “You have this tub that is sitting ov... More »

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Construction of New Bridge Making Steady Progress

|  by Janie Rosman  | Now in its third year, the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is nearly one-third complete. Among many projects that happened last month was the I Lift NY crane making its first placement: fitting a 600-ton precast concrete pile cap tu... More »

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Bridge Construction Mishap Caused Temporary Delay

| by Janie Rosman | A mid-December accident involving one of the two floating concrete batch plants, needed for the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, resulted in Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) shutting down both batch plants while it continues to ... More »

Westchester, Rockland Leaders Propose Funding for New Bridge

| by Rick Pezzullo | The two leaders of the counties that are separated by the Tappan Zee Bridge have proposed a plan to partially fund the new Hudson River span. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Rockland County Executive Ed Day sent a joint lette... More »

Construction of Stormwater Pond to Occur Near Irving Homeowners

 | by Janie Rosman |              A new challenge greeted the Irving neighborhood in November when Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) began clearing and grubbing a work zone to prepare for the construction of a stormwater management pond. The pond will help co... More »

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Massive Crane Arrives to Help Dismantle Tappan Zee Bridge

| by Janie Rosman | Two days after its ceremonial arrival at the project site, the massive I Lift NY crane completed the final leg of its journey: passing under the bridge it will eventually help to dismantle. The only topic to upstage its journey from lower M... More »

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Construction on New Bridge Begins New Phase

Construction on the New NY Bridge project has entered an exciting new phase with the installation of pile caps and the first vertical steel sections of the new span’s piers starting to rise above the Hudson River. The team’s focus for the past year has been on... More »

Bridge Outreach Center Helps Keep Residents Informed on Project

Outreach Center in Tarrytown is located at 2 North Broadway. photo: Janie Rosman Everyone has questions about the new bridge that is scheduled to open in 2018. “When will the new bridge be finished?” “How many lanes will it have?” “What will happen to the old ... More »

Loan Approved for Replacement of Bridge Criticized

Critics challenged the Public Authorities Control Board’s (PACB) July 16 decision to loan the Thruway Authority half of its requested $511 million, originally intended for statewide clean water projects like sewage treatment. On June 26, the state’s Environmen... More »

Safety is Top Priority with New NY Bridge Project

| Brian Conybeare |           Safety is the number one priority on the New NY Bridge project.  Earlier this spring, you may have heard about a number of boater safety enhancements being established by the New York State Thruway Authority and design-builder Tap... More »