replacement Tappan Zee

Courtesy of the office of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo

The second and final span of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge is set to open Saturday. The Tappan Zee is well on its way to being fully dismantled, and the new Mario Cuomo Bridge has been carrying traffic on the westbound span that opened about a year ago. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the new bridge is set to reach a major milestone this weekend.

Courtesy of the NYS Thruway Authority

As work continues on the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, the super crane is being readied for its first operation this year. 

Tappan Zee Constructors is preparing the project’s largest crane, dubbed I Lift NY, for its first operation of 2017. The crane will install sections of structural steel in the coming weeks that will connect the westbound Westchester and Rockland approaches to the cable-stayed main span on the New New York Bridge. The nearly $4 billion bridge is on schedule to open next year. The current Tappan Zee Bridge will be dismantled.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The comment period is scheduled to end tomorrow for parking proposals concerning the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. One county legislator is urging area residents to weigh in, but another was unaware of the proposals.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday delivered his State of the State address and budget plan. Included were proposals for using some of bank settlement money for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Governor Cuomo unveiled how he would like to spend a one-time windfall of more than $5 billion in bank settlement funds. Here’s where he thinks some of it should go.

“We also propose using $1.2 billion of the settlement funds to protect Thruway toll payers for a year for the next year and to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge.”

Courtesy of the Westchester and Rockland County Executives' office

The county executives on each side of the Tappan Zee Bridge are proposing a partial financing plan for the replacement bridge that is currently under construction. They say their plan will help stem any major increases to tolls.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, both Republicans, stood at Memorial Park in Nyack on the Rockland side of the Tappan Zee Bridge, calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to use a portion of the $5.1 billion New York has received in one-time bank settlement funds. Here’s Day.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three environmental groups are suing New York State agencies and officials over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for construction activities surrounding the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environmental Advocates of New York Monday filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Albany against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that federal Clean Water Act funds will not be used in building the new Tappan Zee Bridge or for future projects. Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three environmental groups are suing a number of New York state officials and agencies over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance and Environmental Advocates of New York Monday filed a lawsuit against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that federal Clean Water Act funds will not be used in building the new Tappan Zee Bridge or for other such future projects. Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, welcomed the one of the world’s largest floating cranes to the construction site of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge Monday. At the same time, the governor’s opponent in the November election called for details on the new bridge’s expected tolls.