Tappan Zee Bridge

Bridge Officials Still Mum on Toll Costs for New Span

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|  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 beginning is we had to exercise all financial options before we would talk about what ... Read More »

Residents Have Clear View of Bridge Construction Phases

Rebar cages being installed for new span.  Photo: Janie Rosman

|  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 cranes,” Special Advisor to the Governor Brian Conybeare told residents last ... Read More »

Super Crane Makes History with Bridge Replacement

I Lift NY super crane has been doing some heavy lifting.   Photo: Janie Rosman

|  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 over four piles that are accepting the load, so precision ... Read More »

Construction of New Bridge Making Steady Progress

Rebar cages being installed for new span.  Photo: Janie Rosman

|  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 tub on a set of piles with pinpoint precision can take from one to four hours. ... Read More »

Bridge Construction Mishap Caused Temporary Delay

Vertical pier towers for new bridge have become noticeable to passerbys. Photo courtesy of NY State Thruway Authority

| 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 assess the situation. “One of our floating concrete batch plant silos had a structural failure that caused ... Read 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 letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in late December suggesting the state use a bulk of the ... Read 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 control the flow of stormwater by collecting and retaining runoff, project officials said. ... Read More »

Massive Crane Arrives to Help Dismantle Tappan Zee Bridge

It passed through the Panama Canal and crossed two oeans photo: Janie Rosman

| 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 Manhattan was one word: tolls. Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed that straight on when he joined ... Read More »

Construction on New Bridge Begins New Phase

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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 installing the pilings below the river to form the strong base needed for ... Read 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 bridge?” are most often-asked questions at Thruway Authority’s Community Outreach Centers, which opened February 2013 ... Read More »