December 2014
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The Big Reveal:   

First Piers Completed

Like an artist unveiling a new creation, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) removed enclosing formwork to reveal the first of the New NY Bridge project's vertical piers on Nov. 13. The column is the first of 86 piers that will stand in procession across the river to support the new bridge's road deck.  


Ever since he piloted his first crane at the precocious age of 12, New Rochelle native Ronald Burgess has been on track to one day take control of a machine as massive as the I Lift NY super crane. Groomed by his father, also a crane operator, Burgess has been an engineer for 30 years and is currently a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 137. His career has included work on high-visibility construction projects including the Yonkers Raceway and even the redecking of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge.



As the New NY Bridge begins to rise from the surface of the Hudson River, the New York State Thruway Authority and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) are working together to ensure their growing construction team meets the very highest standards for workplace safety.  



To help travelers reach their Thanksgiving destinations, the New York State Thruway Authority and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC paused certain New NY Bridge construction activities during the latter half of last week to keep all lanes open. While the holiday weekend and late November snow storm have passed, our winter weather driving tips will remain helpful to you in the coming months.   



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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