What You (and I, too) Try to see While Driving By

Curved path of Rockland approach takes shape w/new steel girder assemblies./NYSTA

Curved path of Rockland approach takes shape w/new steel girder assemblies./NYSTA

Despite the delay in opening the first span, Thruway Authority Executive Director Robert Megna told its Board Monday that the new bridge will open in 2018 for less than $4 billion ($3.98 billion to be exact).

Progress to date:

  • 55 percent of concrete piers are completed
  • 46 percent of steel girders have been fabricated
  • 34 percent of the deck panels have been fabricated
  • 27 percent of girder assemblies placed
  • 13 percent of the main towers poured

Other 2015 construction milestones include:

To the two milestones — steel girder assemblies reach the one-mile point from the Rockland shoreline, and first concrete road deck panel placements — I’ll add another: first girder assembly placement for the westbound span (the one we’ll drive on first).

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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