New Tappan Zee Bridge

Hudson Valley News
4:56 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Silos Collapse At Concrete Plant Near New Bridge

Builders say three silos have failed or collapsed on a floating concrete plant at the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Tappan Zee Constructors spokeswoman Carla Julian, says in an email there were no injuries in the accident Tuesday on the Hudson River.

Concrete is made at the site to save the time and cost of trucking. The silos hold raw materials such as crushed stone.

Julian said one of the silos failed, which caused two others to collapse. She said the state Thruway Authority and Department of Environmental Conservation are investigating.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Report Critical Of Cuomo Administrati Attempts To Get Clean Water Loan for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

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   An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Conference Examines State's Infrastructure Needs

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  New York State lawmakers say they want to act quickly to spend the state’s $5 billion dollar and growing surplus on an infrastructure fund to fix up roads and bridges, among other things. At a conference on the state’s infrastructure, sponsored by a think tank, participants said there are deep needs, and they warn lawmakers not to spend the money frivolously.  

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New York News
12:37 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

EPA Rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee Clean Water Funding Plan

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The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by New York Governor Amdrew Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Environmentalists Focus on Coeymans

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The Port of Coeymans, about 15 miles south of downtown Albany, is making headlines — for all the wrong environmental reasons.

Advocates for clean air and water are sounding alarms: they're concerned about plans to build up heavy industry along the Hudson River near the port, and about possibly illegal activity related to the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
7:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

HV Congresswoman Writes to IRS Chief About New NY Bridge Grants

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A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley has penned a letter to the IRS commissioner about noise reduction grants pertaining to the new Tappan Zee Bridge. 

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Tappan Zee Loan Approved, But Questions Over Tolls Remain

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A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.

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Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question

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Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

New NY Bridge Contract Adds 100 Jobs To Pittsfield Company

A rendering of the New NY Bridge which will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge connecting Rockland and Westchester Counties in NYS.
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A Pittsfield-based company has been awarded a $70 million contract in the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.

Unistress Corporation has already begun hiring designers and will bring on skilled laborers, heavy equipment operators and truck drivers. Perri Petricca is the company’s president.

“We’re going to be holding job fairs starting June 23rd looking for over 100 new people and those jobs will be starting shortly thereafter,” said Petricca.

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New England News
4:52 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Pittsfield's Unistress Awarded $70 Million Contract For NY's Tappan Zee Bridge; To Hire 100 Workers

President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge in May calling for investment in infrastructure.
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A Pittsfield-based company has been awarded a $70 million contract in the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.

The $3.9 billion bridge project is the largest in New York State's history.

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