Archive for October, 2016|Monthly archive page

Memories of New NY Bridge Halloweens Past . . .

Seen on the street in Nyack: the Tappan Zee Bridge aglow with lights, gauze/Credit: NYSTA

Seen on the street in Nyack: the Tappan Zee Bridge aglow with lights, gauze/Credit: NYSTA

Flashback two years ago to awesome creations made for village parades.

Why wait for 2018? Tarrytown's Halloween parade had its own NNYB, designed and built by David Titcomb aided by Mary Kohrherr, Amy Bender, Anita McGovern, Sheila Sullivan, Nancy Zallo, Chris Swenson and Kyle McGovern/Photo: MK

Why wait for 2018? Tarrytown’s Halloween parade had its own NNYB, designed and built by David Titcomb aided by Mary Kohrherr, Amy Bender, Anita McGovern, Sheila Sullivan, Nancy Zallo, Chris Swenson and Kyle McGovern/Photo: MK

Hope you didn’t miss these bridges, and if you did, then here they are again.

Met these cheerful fellows while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © J Rosman 2015

Met these cheerful fellows while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © J Rosman 2015

Remember these fellows from last year’s Scarecrow Invasion on the majestic property and this bridge pumpkin created by the project’s outreach team?

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Happy Halloween! Stay safe, and don’t text while flying.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

More Random Photos of the Bridge Project

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Some very mysterious and interesting objects under the bridge are helping build the new one. Photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

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Gorgeous sunset greeted motorists, including me on the way to South Nyack, nearly two years ago. The meeting was a step towards the village’s progress.

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Ensuring crews are healthfully hydrated day and night via water jugs is an essential component. Photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

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An important reminder that motorists are crossing this bridge over that river.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Two of Eight Towers Completed; Lanes Realigned

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Now that two of the four towers on the Rockland-bound span reached their full 419-feet heights they’re no longer cloaked in the self-climbing forms that helped build them. If you crossed the bridge within the past few weeks, then you may have noticed their chamfered tops peeking through those forms.

Photo of New NY Bridge crews courtesy New York State Thruway Authority.

By realigning traffic lanes near the former toll plaza the bridge builder can ready the area for New York State Police Troop T’s new location south of the Thruway. Westbound lanes in that area will be realigned next month, project officials said. Details about the next and ongoing construction phases are here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Scarecrows and Specters at Lyndhurst Grounds

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While the sun was rockin’ the sky these past few days, and the temps had us thinking it was summer, we went to Lyndhurst’s Scarecrow Invasion. Visit the grounds to see the creative ideas, a culmination of time, care and thought.

Saying their ghoulish “I dos” w/“Dark Shadows” home in background/© J. Rosman 2016

Several people were walking and driving through the property as we did. A woman and her husband were on their way to dinner with friends and stopped by, unsure if it was open. As there were no scheduled activities that day, cars were free to drive into the property.

Saw this cheerful fellow while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © Janie Rosman 2016

Saw this cheerful fellow while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © Janie Rosman 2016

Bridge project staff and construction crews’ autographs are a shout out to its #facesofthebridge Twitter hashtag on @NewNYBridge. Click here and here to see more photos.

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We heard some creations are illuminated, a double boo! through Halloween.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Keeping the New Bridge Safe Once it’s Built

Getting ready to leave the company’s Pleasantville site/Photo: County Fabricators, LLC

Getting ready to leave the company’s Pleasantville site/Photo: County Fabricators, LLC

County Fabricators, LLC shipped out catwalks on a demanding schedule for the main span of the New Tappan Zee Bridge, according to Chief Marketing Officer Phil Benza. Engineers and/or maintenance workers would use the catwalks to access the underside and top side of the span and its pylons.

The highway is elevated at curves near Rockland, location of the built-in catwalks. Made of galvanized platforms, gratings, and side rails, they’re made to the highest standards of the New York State Steel Construction Manual, Benza said.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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