Hudson

The Port of Coeymans moved an 8-million-pound heating structure from the port onto a barge Aug. 2, for transport south on the Hudson River on its way to New Jersey. It is the largest project of its kind ever in the U.S. The structure is an HRSG — or Heat Recovery Steam Generator — that is being readied for transport to a power plant in Sewaren, N.J.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The “I Lift NY” crane has begun pulling its weight. Officials say the enormous floating crane pulled off its first big lift on Friday. The crane arrived in New York last year to help build a new Tappan Zee bridge over the Hudson River,Officials say it hoisted and set a 600-ton concrete cap for one of the piles that will support the new bridge.

NEW YORK (AP) Work to transform the largest undeveloped property in Manhattan from a railroad storage yard into a sleek new neighborhood of spiky high-rises and graceful parks got a formal start Dec. 4, with developers and officials heralding it as the next big thing in a city known for them.

NEW YORK (AP) - New York lost the 2012 Olympics, but the city’s bid for the summer games spurred another, visionary venture: building up the largest undeveloped parcel in Manhattan. While London got the games, New York was left with the best opportunity for development remaining in town.

The shortest distance between two points is often said to be a straight line. But in some cases, the easiest — and only — way to get from Point A to Point B is via the Hudson River. Located 10 mi. south of Albany, N.Y., and 110 mi. north of New York City, with easy access to New Jersey and Massachusetts, the Port of Coeymans has recently seen an upsurge in demand from the construction industry.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) With a massive earthmover idled atop a pile of dirt as a backdrop, Democratic leaders assailed Gov. Chris Christie Sept. 17 for halting work on an $8.7 billion rail tunnel into New York and accused him of playing politics with a project whose costs he has been aware of for months.

NEW YORK (AP) A prefabricated 350-ft. (107 m)-long bridge that will replace a 109-year-old span across the Harlem River arrived July 26 aboard two barges that were pushed and pulled by tugboats. The 2,400-ton (2,177 t) swing bridge passed under the Brooklyn Bridge, on its way to its home, just south of the old Willis Avenue Bridge.

Gov. David Paterson announced the certification of $5.1 million in funding for Hudson Valley transportation projects under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The funding includes $1.2 million to replace the Beckley Drive over Fantine Kill Bridge in Ulster County, and $293,000 to install stormwater separator systems in Dutchess County.

Gov. David Paterson announced the ground breaking of the first transportation infrastructure project in the Hudson Valley funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Construction began on the $2.8 million project to rebuild the Odell Avenue Bridge over the abandoned railroad in the city of Yonkers in Westchester County.

Labeled as “the most ambitious, complicated and challenging construction job ever undertaken at this facility,” the 70-year-old Henry Hudson Bridge is undergoing a lower level deck replacement. The bridge, named for the explorer, Henry Hudson, who anchored his ship near the site in 1609, connects Riverdale in the Bronx with the Inwood Hill Park section in Manhattan.

Vincent Ryan, president of Bobcat of North Jersey and Mid-Hudson, has announced the grand opening of Bobcat of Mid-Hudson. The new Bobcat dealership is located at 5225 Route 9W North, Newburgh, NY. It is a full-service facility, offering Bobcat sales, rentals, parts and service to Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam counties.