Tappan Zee


Crews Remove Final Section of Old Tappen Zee Bridge

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....


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Demolished

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....


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Will Be Demolished With Explosives

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....


Bridge Opening Delayed After Parts of Old Tappan Zee Deemed Unstable

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....


New York Gov. to Open Second Span of New Tappan Zee Bridge

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....


N.Y. Gov. Launches First Phase of Largest Artificial Reef Expansion in State History

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....


County to Reuse Old Tappan Zee Bridge Panels

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....


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Begins Its New Life

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....


Editors' Picks: Top 10 Construction Stories of 2017

From high-profile infrastructure to politically-charged projects, innovative equipment to billion-dollar builds, the construction industry made a big impact all over the country in 2017. While there were countless projects, events and stories worth talking about throughout the year, here is a list of our editors' top 10 picks:1....


Pieces of Once-Mighty NY Bridge Get New Life in Rural Towns

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....