tappan zee constructors

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.

New York State Thruway Authority

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.

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.

“The 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.

DiNapoli Okays the Final Contract for the Bridge

Jan 18, 2013
New York State Thruway Authority

The New York State Comptroller has given his approval for the more than $3 billion contract to build a replacement Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.