Sub-Freezing Weather No Deterrent for Project

Knowing we move the clocks in less than three weeks helps

Knowing we move the clocks in less than three weeks helps

New York is frozen with zero plus single-digit degrees Fahrenheit that makes 30 degrees sound like a heat wave. A friend who lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada said that’s warm to her since below zero is the winter norm there.

The river’s ice is neither thick enough for skating or walking as it was in earlier years nor solid enough for Hudson River Ice Club members to enjoy a foray as they did last year; recent plans were snowed out.

President’s Day at 7 a.m./EarthCam® construction camera

President’s Day at 7 a.m./EarthCam® construction camera

Bridge project river work is suspended while the bridge builder continues off site work; its strict schedule includes a two-month shutdown during winter months. While you may not see progress — yesterday was two months since the batch plant accident, after which both plants were removed — work continues at fabrication shops in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

No new updates from Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC), indicating the investigation continues as TZC assesses if and how the plants’ absence on site affects that schedule. Crews are repairing the damaged plant and replacing silos on the other, Julian said last month.

Yesterday after sunset/EarthCam® construction camera

Yesterday after sunset/EarthCam® construction camera

Work also continues at Port of Coeymans, one of TZC’s staging yards and the assembly site for hundreds of enormous steel girders that will connect the columns and support the new crossing’s road deck. Construction materials delivered there mainly by barge, some by truck, are fabricated into bridge sections to be delivered by barges to the project site.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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