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Shared Bicycle/Pedestrian Path and Viewing Areas

Courtesy New York State Thruway Authority

Courtesy New York State Thruway Authority

Here’s a glimpse of the new bridge’s northern span per an artistic rendering, and a close-up below. A 16-member Visual Quality Panel is focusing on bridge aesthetics for the shared use path — belvederes, landscaping, art, historic/cultural installations, lighting — and hearing community input.

Courtesy New York State Thruway Authority

Courtesy New York State Thruway Authority

No more quick head turns to glimpse the view while driving; you’ll be able to walk onto the bridge, and read about its and the area’s plentiful history.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

More About the New Bridge

View of trestle near The Quay; bridge is to the left, and tip of pool shade is visible in foreground.

View of trestle near The Quay; bridge is to the left, and tip of the pool shade (cabana) is visible in the foreground.

One of two 1,000-foot platforms — present during the five-year project — that will support a crane for construction of both the westernmost and easternmost parts of the new bridge is pictured above.

Most people know about the strict construction timetable, and that the new bridge is slated for completion in 2018. Here’s where it will meet the NYS Thruway in both counties, once completed.

Westchester Landing/Courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Westchester Landing/Courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Select property owners in both counties have until July 11 to decide if they’d like new noise barriers — on-land walls would be concrete material; on-bridge walls could be clear or solid material. A reply from at least 50 percent (half) of those who received ballots is required, and more than 50 percent of those must want the barrier for that process to continue.

Rockland Landing/Courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Rockland Landing/Courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Several months earlier, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC installed perimeter real-time noise, vibration and air quality monitors near Rockland and Westchester counties’ shorelines as part of the project’s Environmental Performance Commitments (EPC).

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

Construction Suspended – Happy 4th of July

“Construction projects will be suspended on the New York State Thruway Authority and safe driving enforcement efforts will be in place throughout the Fourth of July holiday period,” its July 1 press release said.

Courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Courtesy of the New NY Bridge

This includes the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

“I urge all New Yorkers on the road during the holiday period to make safety a part of their travel plans,’’ Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas J. Madison said. “The Thruway Authority will help ease the way for motorists by suspending construction over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.”

The closures are in accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Drivers First’ initiative, announced September 2012, that ensures disruptions are as minimal as possible to drivers at highway and bridge projects across the state.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

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