Still standing: Saturday's demolition of old Tappan Zee delayed

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PIERMONT -

The Tappan Zee Bridge will not come down this weekend as planned due to concerns about the weather.

Tappan Zee Constructors announced Thursday afternoon that Saturday's planned demolition has been postponed due to high winds Thursday and Friday.

It said that the weather is preventing the construction company from undertaking preparations necessary before Saturday.

There is no word when the demolition will now happen, but local officials say the postponement has sent restaurants on both sides of the river scrambling to cancel food deliveries and change staff schedules that were all set for dozens of demolition viewing parties.

Piermont Mayor Bruce Tucker says he hopes the demolition is rescheduled for another weekend, not a weekday, so it attracts more people to the party.

The Thruway Authority tells News 12 it is still working out a new demolition date. Sources have said the agency considered taking down the old bridge next Tuesday or the following Saturday, but there was no official word on that.

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