Lanes Open; Cause of Accident to be Determined

Right guardrail of TZB southbound lanes/Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor

Right guardrail of TZB southbound lanes/Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor

Correction: the crane whose boom fell and crashed across the Tappan Zee Bridge yesterday, injuring five people and halting traffic for five and one-half hours, was a crawler crane using a vibratory hammer to install piles.

Northbound traffic lanes were opened at around 5:25 p.m., and by 8 p.m. two southbound lanes were open. The cause of the accident is still undetermined.

CBS2 News reporter Brian Conybeare drove southbound across the bridge shortly before midnight last night and said morning commuters will see a Jersey barrier between the accident site and the roadway.

That section will remain closed until it is repaired. Past it southbound, four lanes are open; the northbound lanes were open since early evening yesterday.

Alternate routes are the George Washington Bridge, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, the Bear Mountain Bridge and the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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