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Bridge Project photos on a snowy Pi (3.14) Day

March never ceases to amaze: we March(ed) forth days ago, and today’s a play on words, Pi Day. May the Ides of March weather be gentle. We’ll see.

Pretty scene last night with the fiery sunset as backdrop to the new bridge’s towers. Here’s the same view 18 hours later: looks a bit different, right?

By 9:30 a.m., one of the Peregrine falcons ventured out to see what’s doing, and by 11 am. (a snow lull), it was back inside and discussing its findings.

Photos 2, 3 and 4 courtesy of EarthCam® Construction Cameras.

Today I’m fact-checking and editing an article about the project for an upcoming deadline. When it’s published, I’ll post the link here. Happy Pi Day!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Peregrine Falcons’ Last Clutch in Current Home

Three months ago I looked across at the Tappan Zee Bridge and wondered if the falcon nest was over there on a beam. It moves to a new home this year.

This will be the last year the Peregrine falcon mama hatches her eyases — word has it she’s pregnant — in her current home/nest before moving day.

Looking fly (no pun intended): basking in the bright sunshine/Photo courtesy of EarthCam®

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

TBT: Still Hooked on Last Week’s Test Lights

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Rumor has it I scooped project officials with my recent post about the new LED lighting system, first mentioned in late December.

So when those LED roadway lighting stanchions (columns) that were attached to the westbound span shone brightly for an hour last week (after dark since it’s easier to see lights after dark), only those who saw it knew.

Watch for news soon. Lights, camera, action! on the new bridge. Choice of colors at the flick of a switch, and (parts of) the river will magically glow.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

ICYMI: Colorful Preview of New Bridge’s Lighting

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“TZC will begin preliminary testing of the westbound Rockland approach’s aesthetic lighting in the coming weeks. The preliminary testing will occur during daytime hours.”

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The above notice is from the February 16 press release. Thank you to Steve, who contacted me not long ago to say he noticed the colorful lighting tests.

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The LED lighting — 2,700 color lights that can be programmed remotely for variable shades and 500 white lights — is from Philips Lighting, the same company that brightens Madison Square Garden.

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Philips said the new system, the first of its kind in the industry, will combine roadway and architectural lighting and is estimated to be 75 percent more energy-efficient than traditional lighting.

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Photos are courtesy EarthCam® construction camera on the project’s website.

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Did you miss seeing them, too? I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

One Large Section of Structural Steel at a Time

In action: super crane connecting the Westchester approach and main spans/EarthCam®

In action: super crane connecting the Westchester approach and main spans/EarthCam®

Have you seen the westbound span? Last week crews connected the main span and the Westchester approach, and this week they’ll connect the main span and the Rockland approach with a 375-ton section of structural steel.

Getting there!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

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