Friday Afternoon: Two Months from Four Years


Four-thirty, and the crowd was gathering on 287. Past Exit 9, when trucks didn’t block our view, we could see the main span towers between trees.


The setting sun illuminated the clouds and provided a gorgeous backdrop for what we really wanted to see (not the fencing). They look delicate, right?


Twelve pairs of cables are being anchored to each side of the towers and tensioned to outside sections of structural steel. The cable bundles increase in size as they move away from the towers to support the 74-million-pound main span roadway. Photos courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.


Yesterday was two months from January 18, 2017, which will be four years since the Thruway Authority gave Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) the A-OK to begin.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

2 comments so far

  1. Steve Adams on

    Great photos, info, perspective.

    Liked by 1 person

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