The New NY Bridge took another leap forward this week with the installation of the first structural steel on the new bridge’s westbound (northern) span. The 390-foot segment of steel was previously assembled from three individual girders at the Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) Port of Coeymans facility in Albany County.
The 820-ton steel girder assembly was barged down the Hudson River earlier this week and installed on the project site by the I Lift NY super crane on Aug. 5, 2015. The monumental lifter is the only floating crane on the project capable of raising the enormous assemblies.
The first girder assemblies for the eastbound (southern) span were placed on June 17. To date 11 girder assemblies have been hoisted into place by the I Lift NY super crane. Additional girder assemblies will be placed next week and beyond, on average twice a week, as TZC installs 31 miles of steel girders weighing more than 100,000 tons.
Keep tabs on the project’s progress as the new bridge takes shape across the river using our construction webcams and project gallery. Learn more about the bridge’s structural steel and watch the journey of the first assembly to the project site.