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Safety Measures Stressed in Hudson as Boating Season Begins

by Thomas Staudter It was the lull before the unofficial boating season begins on the Hudson River and Tarrytown. Harbormaster Kevin Lustyik, as usual, had safety on his mind—and for good reason. In March, a tugboat crashed into a barge parked near the Tappan ... More »

Residents Looking Forward to Bike/Pedestrian Path on New Bridge

by Rick Pezzullo Outdoor enthusiasts expressed satisfaction with plans for Shared-Use Path and Bicycle/Pedestrian Connections when the replacement crossing for the Tappan Zee Bridge is built. A handful of bicyclists, runners and walkers offered a few suggestio... More »

Oral Histories: Remembering the Original Tappan Zee Bridge

by Krista Madsen When Anne Petry of then-North Tarrytown was in the fourth grade, her teacher emphatically told the class, “there will never be a bridge” across this part of the Hudson. Citizens of Nyack and the Tarrytowns, separated by one of the widest parts... More »

Governor Proposes Freezing Tolls on TZ Bridge until 2020

by Rick Pezzullo Tolls for motorists driving over the Tappan Zee Bridge would not increase for at least the next five years under a plan outlined in mid-January by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his annual State of the State Address. To ease the financial burden of ... More »

Construction on New Bridge on Target to End in 2018

By Rick Pezzullo The New York State Thruway Authority announced last month that construction of the new $3.98 billion Tappan Zee Bridge is on target to be completed in 2018. Meanwhile, there will be no toll increase on the span next year, and a task force has ... More »

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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 »