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TBT: Looking Back at Earlier Project Photos

What are those things floating in the river? Debris? No, those are piles, and the story that day (June 2014 media tour) was pile cleansing: scooping out the muck prior to filling them with concrete and rebar (reinforced steel).

Did you notice the super crane is on the south side of the bridge? It had recently arrived at the project site, where crews waited for low tide a few days later before limbo-ing it under the current bridge.

Blue jump forms will help build the main span’s 419-foot towers./Photo: NYSTA

Oh my, how tiny it looks at ground level. This is from early September 2015, when crews began building those now-419-foot tall towers using self-climbing jump forms. Are those cartoon heads in the red truck?

Here’s a memory from days gone by, when tolls were 50 cents each way. One-way collection was adopted August 12, 1970, and toll booths on the northbound lanes were removed.

And guess what? We made it through the Ides of March. Ha!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Noise Barrier Installation Continues — & Lights

You know about the hour-long light show under the bridge last month, right?

Above photo of lights courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

TZC also connected the Westchester and Rockland approaches to the main span last month. Getting closer! I wonder where they’ll put this happy sign:

Crews continue installing concrete noise barriers chosen way back when along the southbound Thruway and the northbound side (next to the future shared use path) in South Nyack.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Connecting Rockland Approach, a fifth Gantry and ongoing Main Span Channel Closures

Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse seen from the new bridge’s westbound span/© Janie Rosman 2016

Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse seen from the new bridge’s westbound span/© Janie Rosman 2016

Since media were invited onto the new westbound span, crews connected the Westchester approach and the main span, the Rockland approach and the main span are being connected, and there will soon be a fifth overhead gantry. Did we miss the fourth?

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Tha main span navigation channel continues to be closed periodically until next December. While boaters may be pleased to hear this, I’d like to enjoy the spring, summer and fall before winter comes around again.

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I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Final Girders Placed on TZB’s Northbound Span

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Aerial photos of the super crane placing the last girder assembly on the new bridge’s west/northbound span are credit Tom Kaminski / WCBS Chopper 880.

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Within 14 months the span went from first girder assembly placement to last.

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I recall when the super crane placed the bridge’s first girder assembly . . .

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. . . when a barge made its way down the river from the Port of Coeymans.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Main Span Channel Closed until 4:30 p.m.Today

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While you were driving by, concrete batch plants were adding to the new bridge’s road decks. Photo courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

Today’s the first main span channel closure so structural steel sections and road deck panels can be installed between the towers.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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