February 2016
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Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) recently installed the 650th concrete road deck panel for the westbound span. TZC began placing the panels in early October and is on track to install an additional 6,000 panels by year's end. The work is occurring on top of recently-installed steel-blue girders, which continue to advance across the Hudson River. 

As the Northeast bounces back from record snowfall, the New NY Bridge project welcomes a gentler natural wonder: the return of endangered peregrine falcons to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Over the coming weeks, the falcons can be seen preparing for the spring nesting season on the project's live FalconCam.
 

The most iconic feature of the New NY Bridge project reached new heights as all eight main span towers ascended above the existing Tappan Zee Bridge's road deck. The rising structures now stand more than 165 feet above the river.
 
A bevy of new photos captures the latest achievements of the New NY Bridge project, including the installation of the steel-blue girders and concrete road deck.      
 
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:
Will there be a period when there is no Tappan Zee Bridge to cross?   
A:
No. The plan is to always have a bridge open to traffic during and after construction. Tappan Zee Constructors is currently building both new bridges just north of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge. The new northern span will be completed first and then all traffic will be temporarily shifted from the existing bridge onto the new northern span. The new northern span will be 96 feet wide with enough space for 8 temporary lanes (each 12 feet wide) and a center safety divider. Once the landings of the existing bridge are torn down and the pre-built southern span is connected to the landings, then half the traffic will be shifted off the northern span. In the final condition, each new span will have 4 general traffic lanes (all 12 feet wide), breakdown lanes, emergency access/bus lanes and the northern span will include a bike/pedestrian path.
 



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