Tappan Zee

The final section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge's steel superstructure has been removed. The 600-ft.-long, 11-million-lb. west anchor span — the old bridge's last span above the Hudson River — was lowered onto barges using strand jacks in mid May.

The old Tappan Zee bridge is no more after crews demolished it into the Hudson River the morning of January 15. The span was supposed to come down on January 12, but high winds caused crews to reschedule, NYup.com reported. To bring the bridge down, experts put a series of charges on the span's vertical support structures, which brought what was left of it down into the Hudson River, away from its main navigation channel, NYup.com reported.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Workers will use explosive charges to demolish the remains of New York's old Tappan Zee Bridge sometime this month. The Journal News said contractors discussed their plans with the mayors of Hudson River towns this week.

The opening of the second span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been rescheduled for Sept. 11 after a piece of the old bridge became destabilized and almost fell on Sept. 7. Construction workers said they heard a loud “pop” from the old Tappan Zee Bridge around 5 p.m.

The second span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge will soon be open for traffic. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the latest portion of the $3.9 billion Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open on Saturday, Sept. 8, ABC 7 reported. Cuomo said crews accelerated the span's construction to open the bridge faster so it could help cut down on traffic between Rockland and Westchester counties.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently deployed the first installation of recycled materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge, as well as former Canal vessels, in the Shinnecock Reef, launching the governor's initiative to significantly expand New York's network of artificial reefs.

Pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will soon get a second life in projects around Orange County. The county will receive 14 of the dismantled bridge's panels, delivered by the New York State Thruway Authority on May 14, the first of a total of 150 pieces, Westfair Communications reported.

On a redevelopment site in Perth Amboy, N.J., crews are repurposing a piece of history. The job: break down pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge to build up a 35-acre site situated on the banks of Arthur Kill, which flows into the Raritan Bay. The site is located on a flood plain, and before it can be repurposed, it needs to be built up between four and eight feet, said Jason Burke, owner of Burke Construction of Ocean, N.J., who has been contracted to spread imported fill across the property.

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Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads. With traffic now whizzing across its shiny replacement, the 61-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge is being painstakingly dismantled in a process that will stretch into 2019.

With a 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton making the final 3.1-mile journey across the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City's northern suburbs has officially closed. Much of the fanfare that accompanied the opening of an adjacent $3.9 billion twin-span named in honor of former New York Gov.