The New NY Bridge project held its annual public meetings in Westchester and Rockland on May 12 and 14, respectively, to give residents an in-depth briefing about construction progress to date and what lies ahead for the largest bridge and highway project in the nation.
The 90-minute meetings at the Washington Irving Elementary School in Tarrytown and Nyack High School spotlighted numerous advances in the project, notably the near-completion of pile driving for the current phase of construction. They also previewed upcoming operations, including how the bridge will visibly take shape during the coming year with additional piers rising out of the Hudson River and the first structural steel girders being set this summer. New conceptual renderings of bridge amenities were also shown for the first time, including the Westchester landing of the shared-use bike/pedestrian path.
Hosted by Brian Conybeare, special advisor to the Governor for the project, the bridge briefing also included several time-lapse videos, showing months of construction progress in just a few minutes. View the 2015 construction progress, the main span pile cap lowering and the I Lift NY super crane’s first lift videos on our website NewNYBridge.com.
Following the presentations, attendees’ questions were answered by a project team panel featuring New York State Deputy Director for State Operations Joe Rabito, Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Robert L. Megna, other Thruway leaders and senior members of Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, the contractor designing and building the new twin-span bridge.
The project team thanks the nearly 200 people who attended the annual meetings and looks forward to continuing the conversation as construction on this critical infrastructure project continues to advance.
For more information, please download the annual public presentation in its entirety here. Printable versions of the meeting’s informational handouts are available on the project website, including: Boater Safety 2015, Foundation Basics, Main Span Pile Caps, and Approach Span Pile Caps.