A Mid-March Monday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a shout out to the Hudson River Valley Heritage with a page detailing the christening of the Shamrock Towing Co. tug.

Courtesy of Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Courtesy of Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library

With nothing to stop it — and plenty of warnings sent to Mother Nature about future antics — permanent foundation pile driving for the new bridge continues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Temporary foundations for the Rockland and Westchester trestles are coming along, too.

Lest you forget, here come this week’s lane closures on I-87/I-287:

• Monday, March 17, to Thursday, March 20 — southbound right lane near Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Friday, March 21 — northbound right lane near Exit 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Since October, temporary navigational lights marked 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.

The Coast Guard boating safety information — excerpted and in its entirety — is listed under Boater Safety Information on the New NY Bridge website. A LNM primer is here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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