June 2015
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Three peregrine falcon chicks, Hudson, Bridge-ette and Zee, in the Tappan Zee Bridge nest box.  Following a week-long campaign in which more than 3,000 ballots were cast, the New NY Bridge project is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 falcon naming poll: Hudson, Bridge-ette and Zee received the greatest number of votes among 10 candidate names provided by local elementary schools.

When it came to designing the lighting of the New NY Bridge, the project team's strategy was twofold: accentuate the architectural features of the iconic crossing while at the same time respecting the context in which it is built: the historic Hudson Valley. To achieve this balance-while also maintaining high standards of efficiency and safety-the team engaged Domingo Gonzalez Associates, (DGA) a leading architectural lighting design firm based in New York City.

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 New NY Bridge project crossed another milestone this week with the installation of the first precast pier cap. These large concrete fixtures sit atop completed pier columns and eventually will support the new bridge's road deck.  

With the 2015 recreational boating season now underway, the New NY Bridge project team's partnership with local officials is further enhancing safety on the waters of the Hudson River. As construction intensifies this summer, helping all boaters navigate safely near the work area is a top priority for the project team. 
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How many lanes will the new bridge have?  
The new twin-span bridge will have eight general traffic lanes - four in each direction. Space will also be provided for disabled vehicles, emergency responders and express buses and/or bus rapid transit.

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