Wednesday, January 16, 2019




Piece of old TZ Bridge comes down in a second

TARRYTOWN – A section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge came down within seconds when demolition crews ignited the explosive charges late Tuesday morning.

At about 10:52 a.m., the span came down into the Hudson with a splash and smoke rising above.

Hundreds of people gathered along the Hudson River to watch the event live. 

The Thruway, which travels across the new Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge, was shut down in both directions for about 45 minutes, as a safety precaution, creating miles of backup.

In the next several days, crews will dismantle the pieces in the water and remove them from the Hudson.

The eastern anchor section was blown up because it was deemed unsafe for crews to dismantle it. The west anchor section, the only piece still standing, will be taken apart by hand.


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