Brian Conybeare

Formal Construction Begins On New TZ Bridge

Oct 17, 2013

TARRYTOWN – Actual construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is underway with installation of the first permanent piles that will comprise the foundation of the structure.

The twin-span project is expected to be completed in under five years, replacing the current bridge over the Hudson River connecting Rockland and Westchester counties, said spokesman Brian Conybeare.

β€œThe pilings that will hold up the new Tappan Zee Bridge are now going into the river at the main span at the middle of the river,” Conybeare said.

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VALHALLA – Updated plans and costs to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge were presented to the public Tuesday night at a forum at Mount Pleasant Town Hall in Valhalla.

Brian Conybeare, the special advisor to the governor on the bridge project, presenting updated plans and figures on the bridge, which will begin construction this year.