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Excitement, cameras, and (perhaps) a sigh of relief — it’s finally here — greeted the I Lift NY‘s arrival two days ago. I’m guessing the relief part.

Courtesy of Phil Little

Courtesy of Phil Little

Nowhere among the day’s pictures did I see any like the first three snapped by waterblogger Will Van Dorp; he captured I Lift NY‘s approach on the aquatic horizon, led by tugboat Lauren Foss, adding drama to suspense. Tugboat Iver Foss followed.

A New York state of mind is also apparent in these pictures taken by photographer Phil Little with the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty background.

Yesterday’s press release from the Thruway Authority said, ” . . . now I Lift NY will undergo preparation for the project at a private facility in The Port of New York and New Jersey, where it will remain until it’s brought to the site of the New NY Bridge this spring.” Check for updates on the New NY Bridge website.

Sunlight bathed the Tappan Zee bridge shortly before the I Lift NY's arrival at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey./EarthCam® construction camera in Tarrytown

Sunlight bathed the Tappan Zee bridge shortly before the I Lift NY’s arrival at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey./EarthCam® construction camera in Tarrytown

Correction: Two weeks ago I said the crane, owned by Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) was renamed. It wasn’t. It was dubbed, nicknamed. Long ago and far away, it was christened the “Left Coast Lifter” for its work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction project. That was then, this is now.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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  1. […] followed the Left Coast Lifter‘s journey from its Oakland, CA, departure in December to its arrival in New York Harbor. Photographer Phil Little saw the I Lift NY — escorted by tugboats Lauren […]

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