Reprint: Tragedy for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Originally posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee.

Clear view of twin spans parallel to Tappan Zee Bridge/EarthCam® construction camera

Clear view of twin spans parallel to Tappan Zee Bridge/EarthCam® construction camera

More tragedy has hit the Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Project.

Tappan Zee Constructors tugboat Captain Ed Smith suffered a medical emergency while towing a construction barge in high winds and rough waters last night near Haverstraw.

Tappan Zee Constructors’ tugboat Pilgrim is courtesy Rockland County Sheriff’s Office

Tappan Zee Constructors’ tugboat Pilgrim is courtesy Rockland County Sheriff’s Office

Responding Rockland County Sheriff marine units found crew performing CPR on the unresponsive captain. Captain Smith was transported to Nyack Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 50 years old. Read more from Hudson Valley News Network here.

With heavy hearts we offer our thoughts and prayers to his family. Fair winds and following seas, captain.

Reprinted with permission.

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