Rockland Girder Installation Begins; Lane Closures

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The sky was gorgeous, especially with the sun’s pink-red glow behind the bridge.

On my way home I stopped at the viewing area in Tarrytown to catch part of the sunset. A young man who lived nearby started talking with me and said he and his friend like to see the sunset from different places along the Hudson. I asked him where his favorite view is, and he said Croton.

Then he asked when the bridge is going to open and said he heard the Nyack viewing platform recently opened. We talked a few more minutes, and he took advantage of the somewhat-light sky to read the panels.

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Starting this week the South Nyack shoreline gets attention as construction crews begin installing steel girders that will connect the new bridge’s Rockland abutment to previously-installed support structures in the river. in the Hudson River.

Traffic on River Road in South Nyack is one lane between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday. Flaggers will direct traffic, alternating north- and southbound traffic as needed. Traffic will also be held once a day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for up to 20 minutes each day. It’s unknown when or if it will happen at the same time.

A complete rundown of this week’s project activities including lane closures is here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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