Variations on a Theme
Next Saturday (January 18) marks one year since Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) went on the clock. This year began with two runaway barges; TZC plans to affix GPS devices to its barges to warn officials if one begins to drift.
Something else is floating in the water — the Left Coast Lifter was to have started passage through the Panama Canal as early as yesterday. According to the most recent New NY Bridge press release dated January 10, it’s “expected to arrive in New York at the end of the January.
An earlier press release dated December 20, 2013, said the crane, escorted by tugboats Lauren Foss and Iver Foss, is expected smack-dab in the Hudson River within six to eight weeks (February 1 to 15). One of the two unevenly sized tugboats has more horsepower, and the other hangs off the tail and serves as a rudder.
A highly experienced crew of mariners is guiding the 400-foot-long crane on its 6,000-mile trip along the West Coast, through the Panama Canal and the Gulf of Mexico, and then up the East Coast before arriving in the Hudson River.
Also watch for the final mass transit task force meeting, location and date TBD.
I’d like to know what you think.
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