Disappearing Gusset Plates, New Bridge Fencing

“Where was this photo taken?” It looks like a westward view between the two spans from one of the new bridge’s three emergency turnaround lanes’ anti-climb fencing in this photo courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority. We’re told fencing will run the length of the bridge and shared use path save for where soundwalls are installed at each landing.

As the eastbound spans nears completion, the Tappan Zee Bridge continues to disappear per the above Thruway Authority photo. Crews are torching steel gusset plates off the old bridge, while other plates support the structure as the main span is being dismantled.

It’s expected the eastbound span will soon open, and then crews will turn their attention to the shared use path that will intersect the Esposito Trail in South Nyack. Going to walk it today.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

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