Monday, January 7, 2019




Old Tappan Zee Bridge remnant to be blown up

NYACK – Tappan Zee Constructors, the company that built the new Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge, will blow up what is left of the old Tappan Zee Bridge next Saturday.

The company said that “through extensive engineering analysis, it has been determined that this is the safest method to proceed with lowering the span given its current state.”

Late last summer when the new bridge was opened, there was concern that a portion of the old bridge was at risk of collapsing right onto the new structure.

TZ Constructors, which also has the responsibility to dismantle the old bridge, said in a statement that plans for the controlled demolition and removal of the steel from the Hudson River have been coordinated with local, state and federal agencies.


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