Pile Driving, Construction Resume Monday

Another way to catch sunsets, and check out what’s doing with the bridge replacement project, is via the most recent EarthCam® construction camera in Tarrytown.

A chilly January 9 midday picture, seen from the fourth EarthCam® construction camera that recently went live.

A chilly January 9 midday picture, seen from the fourth EarthCam® construction camera that recently went live.

Permanent pile construction will resume Monday if Mother Nature obliges, assuming temperatures rise and ice clears the river, per a press posted on the New NY Bridge website.

Scheduled closures for shoulder work on I-87/I-287 this week:

Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 14 — the southbound, right-hand lane and shoulder near Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, and Thursday, Jan. 16 — the northbound right-hand lane and shoulder in the same location, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to allow for work on the northbound maintenance ramp.

Permanent pile installation near the side channels under the existing bridge is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

Nearly five hours later, the pink sky is reflected through melting river ice/EarthCam® construction camera

Nearly five hours later, the pink sky is reflected through melting river ice/EarthCam® construction camera

Recently-installed temporary navigational lights mark the 600 foot-wide main channel. The U.S. Coast Guard’s revised Local Notice to Mariners details the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) — 300 yards north and 200 yards south of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge — established in September. Both temporary and permanent piles are illuminated at night.

Activity in the river means BE EXTRA CAREFUL.

All boaters are required to use the main channel, reduce wake and use extreme caution while transiting the area. If necessary, the Coast Guard in the future may temporarily prohibit all vessel traffic in the RNA for safety purposes. The Coast Guard boating safety information — excerpted and in its entirety — is listed under Boater Safety Information on the New NY Bridge website.

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Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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