Structural Steel Installation for Westchester Landing; Lane Closures this Week

Four months ago was the first girder placement for the westbound span.

Installment of structural steel girders for the Westchester landing in Tarrytown — to connect that westbound span’s on-land abutment to the support pier in the river — began this week. The nose girder launch mechanism seen in the video below was made by County Fabricators, LLC.

The beams are connected into a three-girder assembly on land, rolled on a track system designed for this purpose. They reach the land-based first pier and are pushed across the Hudson Line train tracks to the first in-river pier with added girders connected to the assembly and pushed west. Aerial photo credit Lee Ross.

Tarrytown side

This three-month process will include three Friday nights across the train tracks; the first is October 23. Alert for those who are heading into the city to see the Christmas decorations or shows on Friday nights in November and December: those dates haven’t been announced yet.

Metro North schedules will be slightly adjusted during those nights, and riders will be given advance notice. Construction will be suspended when trains pass through the area.

Traffic again today caused by people looking at girder placement, which continues near the South Nyack shoreline. The twin spans will have 31 miles of steel girders weighing in at more than 100,000 tons.

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Evening drivers, take note of lane closures while work continues on the toll gantry. I drove home from Spring Valley; interesting to see it at night.

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While the bridge’s design is 99 percent finished, there’s still no word about the parking or specifics for the shared use path in South Nyack.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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