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For immediate release: June 14, 2013

LARGE CRANES START TO ARRIVE ON THE HUDSON RIVER NEXT WEEK

Two large barge-mounted cranes that will be used to place permanent piles for the substructure of the New NY Bridge Project will arrive throughout the next two weeks.  Upon arrival, crews will start to assemble each crane and moor them until the test pile operations begin in mid-July. The cranes will be moored on the north side of the bridge closer to the Rockland County side of the Hudson River.

Neither of these cranes are the Left Coast Lifter, which is set to arrive late this year.

Work will also begin next week on the New York State Thruway Authority's Rockland bulkhead area located on River Road in South Nyack. Work includes clearing of the site and construction of a larger bulkhead that will be used for staging of equipment. 

Ongoing operations:

Westchester:

Limited geotechnical analysis boring operations continue this week on Thruway property and will not require lane closures.  Work activities will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Rockland:

Limited geotechnical analysis boring operations continue this week on Thruway property and will not require lane closures due to work being performed behind barriers.  Crews will also inspect and clean the 72-foot storm sewer line that services the existing Thruway property. Work is scheduled between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor

New York State
Thruway Authority

Federal Highway
Administration

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