Remember Summer?

July is a four-letter word.

Six months ago today was day four of the weeklong process of moving 200,000 oysters out of the construction area, and relocating them in the Hudson River roughly three-quarters to one mile south, where they would thrive. August 1 opened the three-month (to November 1) window for dredging in the Hudson River round-the-clock.

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) placed acoustic receivers near the construction zone in June to locate endangered Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon that were tagged by other researchers.

Storms that pummeled our area forced TZC to cease marine operations for safety purposes for several days.

Storms that pummeled our area forced TZC to cease marine operations for safety purposes for several days.

July began impact pile driving — for the next two to three months, 15 test piles verified subsurface conditions in the river and pilings’ structural capacity.

Colorful morning on the river, seen at 6:45 a.m. from the EarthCam® construction camera in Tarrytown.

Colorful morning on the river, seen at 6:45 a.m. from the EarthCam® construction camera in Tarrytown.

Additionally, TZC would rebuild a maintenance dock damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and continued building the Rockland bulkhead that would be part of the Thruway’s permanent dock, the access point for the Rockland trestle.

The heat wasn’t so bad, was it? I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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  1. […] through the Panama Canal, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) began its second year on the clock, our toes froze, and the Mass Transit Task force was one meeting away from our travel futures. A monorail would […]

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  2. […] the super crane and its arrival at — and passage through — the Panama Canal, immersed in a freeze and counting the months until summer. The bridge builder was soon to begin its second year on the […]

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