Ongoing Work, More Views from the NNYB Gallery

Early on we heard the new bridge would not preclude (prevent) light rail, which would be added when funding becomes available. Here's the location of that eventual rail./NYSTA

Early on we heard the new bridge would not preclude (prevent) light rail, which would be added when funding becomes available. Here’s the location of that eventual rail./NYSTA

Worth repeating: last month crews placed the final pier cap for the northern span — one year ago the first of 59 pier caps was placed near Tarrytown — since last October installed the 1,000th road deck panel; each can weigh up to 37 tons.

Securely fastened with safety equipment and working on main span tower crane/NYSTA

Securely fastened with safety equipment and working on main span tower crane/NYSTA

According to the National Safety Council, tower cranes were first used in the United States in 1957. Test your knowledge with a quiz about them I found online.

What we missed driving by: final 200-ton pier cap was set in place by giant crane/NYSTA

What we missed driving by: final 200-ton pier cap was set in place by giant crane/NYSTA

Earlier this month Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) was commended for its safety rating when the construction industry kicked off National Safety Week.

Close-up of a main span crossbeam installed last month and reinforcing steel cages/NYSTA

Close-up of a main span crossbeam installed last month and reinforcing steel cages/NYSTA

The project’s Outreach Team was among the 340 participants and 170 volunteers at last week’s STEM-tastic event in Larchmont. I’m sure many young minds were positively influenced and intrigued by the day’s events, speakers and activities. Stay tuned for story in a subsequent post.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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