Stay Cable Installation Continues — a Closer Look

Nighttime view of the construction project, stay cables courtesy New York Geomatics, Inc.

Nighttime view of the construction project, stay cables courtesy New York Geomatics, Inc.

Each of the bundled metal strands — sheathed, anchored and monitored by the project team for flexibility and strength — are attached to the road deck from the main span towers. End to end they’d reach 700 miles and are . . .

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. . . contained in 14 miles of stay cables, 12 on each side of each tower, to support the new highway. We saw these yesterday and had camera ready.

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I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Main Span Channel Closed until 4:30 p.m.Today

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While you were driving by, concrete batch plants were adding to the new bridge’s road decks. Photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

Today’s the first main span channel closure so structural steel sections and road deck panels can be installed between the towers.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Morning View from above the Main Span Channel

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Sunrises and sunsets on the river are painted from Mother Nature’s palette. Chris Lopez, a surveyor at New York Geomatics, Inc., was working on the new bridge’s towers before dawn and had a perfect view of the day awakening.

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Below is the main span channel, which will close this Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the first of approximately 70 closures through December 2017.

“Project crews (will) install new sections of structural steel and road deck panels between the towers of the new crossing. Cranes, barges and other construction equipment will occupy parts of the channel during this time,” per a recent project update.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Beautiful Picture: Bridge w/Sky, River Backdrop

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Photographer and writer Frank LoBuono has a way of capturing and transforming sights, some that we often miss, through his lens. Here, the bridge’s piers and girders take on magical qualities one rainy day.

And yes, his images are for sale.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Girder Assemblies? Check. Stay Cables? Check.

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Comic relief passed me in another lane today as I wondered why there was traffic on Saturday afternoon. I was in the thick of it going to Rockland and watched cars backed up to nearly White Plains on the way back.

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More than 12 of the 192 stay cables, and final steel girder assemblies for the Rockland-to-Westchester span, were installed. Remaining girder assemblies for the span set to open in 2017 will be installed in the next few weeks, per a recent press release.

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On another note: those six planned belvederes/viewing areas on the shared use path are interesting; however, they don’t take into account the sun and wind. I wish they’d been planned with more practicality in mind.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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