By popular demand, the big wheel of river rose will keep on turning. The Historical Society of Rockland County has added a second voyage of “The Tappan Zee Bridge Experience: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The first trip, scheduled for August 12, sold out in hours. Book your tickets aboard the floating history and policy seminar before they sell out…again.
Tagged: Tappan Zee Bridge
by Dave Zornow
A Tappan Zee Bridge construction milestone was completed earlier this month. However, it’s not something that the thousands of motorists that cross the existing bridge each day will ever see. It’s located almost the length of a football field below the Hudson River.
The pilings for the piers that will support the two main towers of the new bridge are now in place. When the project is completed in 2018, more than 1,000 piles will be sunk in the riverbed to support the 43 piers on which the roadway will be built.
Here are the Top Stories In Town for April 1, 2014.
- Amazon to Introduce Drones To Nyack
- New South Nyack Map Available
- Cyclist Situation Solved
- PIP: Turn This Paved Parking Lot Into A Museum
- Nyack Late Night Business Association Gets Competition
South Nyack, Mar 20 — South Nyack will present its plan tonight to deal with the excepted surge in tourism when a new pedestrian and bike path opens on the north span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2018. Mayor Bonnie Christian has been quietly walking around a plan to demolish the current Village Hall and police station and replace it with a 22 spot parking lot. A similar tourist attraction in Poughkeepsie, the Walkway Over The Hudson, attracts 100,000 visitors a year.
South Nyack, Mar 18 — First time candidate and recent US citizen Andrew Goodwillie was the top finisher among four candidates for two open trustee positions on the South Nyack Village Board. Incumbent Alain Leinbach finished second claiming the other trustee spot, edging out Ann Hekker Weiss by 12 votes and three percentage points.
by Arthur H. Gunther III
There’s a new Tappan Zee Bridge a-building across the Hudson River just 20 miles north of New York City, though the original is nearing a really short but stressed 59 years. Some in these parts never wanted the first crossing.
Nyack, Nov 1 — If you’re taking the kids to school, commuting to NYC or crossing the TZB, the National Weather Service says you should expect some unusually strong winds between 8a and 10a on Fri Nov 1. Gusts up to 60 mph are possible.
South Nyack, Sept 9 — Cars and cyclists should use extra caution while riding on River Road in South Nyack from now through November. That’s because crews working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge are beginning utility work that will reduce sections of Piermont Ave/River Road to one lane during daytime hours. After hours there’s still reason to take it slow: temporary steel coverings on the roadway will create uneven driving surfaces that might mean flats for cars and more serious bumps for bicyclists.
Oysters living near the Tappan Zee Bridge will soon be on the move. With funding from New York State, 200,000 Eastern oysters are being relocated approximately three quarters of a mile south of their current location.
Although the average oyster can filter a little bit more than one gallon of water an hour, they can’t keep up with the extra burden on the river imposed by the federal sequester. Congresswoman Nita Lowey says $166 million in proposed cuts to federal funding for clean water infrastructure improvements could have an adverse effects on the health of local residents.