TZB hits another construction milestone

Posted: Sep 21, 2016 08:32 AM Updated: Sep 21, 2016 08:32 AM
Construction crews building the new Tappan Zee Bridge reached another milestone in building the new span. Construction crews building the new Tappan Zee Bridge reached another milestone in building the new span.
TARRYTOWN -

Construction crews building the new Tappan Zee Bridge reached another milestone in building the new span.

Just recently the giant I Lift NY super crane installed the new eastbound span's final blue steel girder for this phase of construction. On the westbound span, the super crane will install the final handful of girders during the coming weeks.

The remaining girders will be placed after the demolition of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge scheduled for 2017 or 2018.

Crews are also installing three turnarounds on the new bridge. The roadway connections being installed between the twin spans will allow traffic to be diverted as well as give emergency responders quick access in the event of an accident.

Bridge officials say the public needs to be aware that crews are pouring concrete for the new Westchester landing in Tarrytown this week. That means additional traffic as concrete trucks are traveling near South Broadway in the area of the southbound Thruway.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."