August 2014
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Building the Backbone of the New NY Bridge:   

Main Span Bases Rise out of the Hudson

Two enormous structures with bases the size of football fields are rising out of the Hudson River at the New NY Bridge project site. These concrete monoliths are the pile caps that will act as the structural backbone for New York’s largest bridge and highway infrastructure project, distributing the weight of the bridge onto dozens of steel foundation piles.  


Over 300,000 cubic yards of concrete will be required to build the New NY Bridge. Transporting that amount of concrete by land would add over 30,000 concrete trucks to local roadways over the next four years. However, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is implementing a highly efficient and environmentally conscious system that will supply a majority of the project’s concrete without the use of local roads.



The Thruway Authority’s Tappan Zee Bridge maintenance and operations team and New York State Police Troop T have moved from Tarrytown to a temporary new home in West Nyack, where they will again share space until the completion of new facilities in 2018.  



Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) was proud to be a presenting sponsor at the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society’s (LLS) 23rd annual Hudson River Swim for Life event on Sunday, July 27 The annual swim allows the community to make a positive impact while enjoying the natural beauty of the Hudson River.   



Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the new bridge last? 

The New NY Bridge is designed to last 100 years before any major structural maintenance is required.


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