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Private boat club threatening to sue Tappan Zee Constructors for past damage from bridge construction

Back in 2018 when Tappan Zee Constructors were building the Mario Cuomo Bridge, a barge drifted away during a storm and slammed in the Irvington Boat Club's pier.

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2021, 2:49 AM

Updated 1,150 days ago

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A private boat club is still hampered by damage from the Tappan Zee Bridge construction three years ago, and is now threatening to sue for repairs.
Back in 2018 when Tappan Zee Constructors were building the Mario Cuomo Bridge, one of its barges drifted away during a storm and slammed into the Irvington Boat Club's pier.
Three years later, the pier is still in shambles - and the nonprofit boat club says it can't afford the estimated nearly $1 million to repair it.
"All we want is a pier that allows this club to function as a boating facility - that Liberty Mutual and Tappan Zee Constructors are not willing to pay for. There's no reason why they shouldn't be paying for," says Irvington Boat Club Commodore Frederic Mishkin.
The club says not having a pier hurts public boating safety - and it jeopardizes the survival of the club. It says without a working pier, the club worries it may drown in debt or simply sink.
The boat club is only planning to sue if Tappan Zee Constructors if it doesn't fix the pier by June 1.
News 12 reached out to Tappan Zee Constructors for comment but has not yet gotten a response.


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