Concrete Batch Plants: Project Moves into Next Stage
Filed under: barges, New NY Bridge, Regulated Navigation Area, Tappan Zee Bridge, Tappan Zee Constructors LLC | Tags: barges, floating concrete batch plants, Hudson River, New NY Bridge, Regulated Navigation Area, Tappan Zee Bridge, Tappan Zee Constructors |
Yesterday morning was another river’s edge view of the project. While on land, we donned flotation devices, hard hats, and protective glasses, and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) checked to see that we had sturdy shoes. Safety first.
We first stopped at one of the mobile, river-based floating batch plants that project officials said will cast concrete for the new bridge’s in-river work; a second such plant will be added later. The first pour (July 16) was at bridge pier 39 for a temporary working surface within its cofferdam.
Long before spring and boating season, project officials were planning safety measures for the New NY Bridge. In May, the Outreach Team visited boat clubs and marinas in Westchester and Rockland Counties with fact sheets about boater safety, talking about enhanced measures around the project site.
Noteworthy: The project reached one million man hours without a reportable injury on July 15. See that sign under the bridge’s main span? It says:
Enhanced safety measures include:
• GPS trackers on construction equipment
• A geo (electronic) fence around the work zone
• Lighted buoy markers from Tappan Zee Marina in Piermont to the 600-foot wide main channel
• Channel marked with temporary navigational lights
• 24-hour Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) safety/security patrols
• New thermal imaging security camera system monitoring the work zone
• Additional deckhands and training
Thanks to TZC and to New NY Bridge project officials for yesterday’s tour of the construction site. Stay tuned for more.
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