Construction of new Tappan Zee Bridge picks up with warmer weather

Work slowed down in January and February because of the harsh winter.

Work slowed down in January and February because of the harsh winter. (3/11/14)

SOUTH NYACK - With the snow melting and temperatures getting higher, construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge is picking up.

Work is back in full swing on the Rockland side of construction. Most construction stopped in January and February because of the harsh winter weather and the risk of the river freezing over. During the winter, work was done to move utility lines that bring gas and electricity to nearby residents.

A New York State Thruway maintenance building, which has stood nearby for more than 30 years, will be demolished this spring. The demolition will make way for a concrete abutment to hold up the new bridge.

The giant West Coast Lifter crane, dubbed "I Lift New York," is now in New Jersey and will arrive to begin work in the bridge in late April or early May.

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