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  • New York Chooses Builder for $3.1 Billion Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement

    12/20/2012 10:26:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Transportation Nation ^ | 12/17/2012 | Kate Hinds
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R), with advisor Brian Conybeare, standing in front of a model of the new design. (Image courtesy of @NYGovCuomo)UPDATE: It’s official: New York has awarded the contract to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge.In a press release, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, “the Thruway Board has selected the Tappan Zee Constructors’ plan which offers New York toll payers the biggest bang for their buck – with the best price, shortest construction time, minimal dredging, and can accommodate mass transit in the future. This is a major milestone for a bridge project that was a metaphor...
  • New Tappan Zee Bridge Design Released

    12/07/2012 7:30:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Transportation Nation ^ | 12/05/2012 | Andrea Bernstein
    Rendering of Design Proposal 1 for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, NY, estimated to cost $3.142 billion. (New York State Thruway Authority) A selection committee has recommended a futuristic design for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, with suspension supports leaning outwards, giving the bridge the look of a stripped-down building by Santiago Calatrava.Calatrava has designed the World Trade Center transit hub, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Athens Olympic stadium.The New York State Thruway Authority — the agency in charge of the project — will consider the design, along with two others, for a new Tappan Zee Bridge. The...
  • Tappan Zee green light

    09/26/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2012 | JIM FITZGERALD
    The federal government has approved the environmental-impact statement for a new Tappan Zee Bridge, and Gov. Cuomo said yesterday the bridge has passed a significant milestone. Although financing still must be arranged and permits still must be obtained, the governor said he considers federal approval the biggest hurdle. Building the bridge is actually the easy part, compared with getting the environmental OK, Cuomo said during a conference call with reporters. He said the state expects all three bids to be less than $5.2 billion.In October, President Barack Obama declared the bridge eligible for fast-tracked federal approvals. Cuomo praised the states...
  • New Tappan Zee bridge in NY pegged at $5.2 billion

    10/12/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2011 | Jim Fitzgerald
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The cost of a new Tappan Zee Bridge in the New York City suburbs has been shaved to $5.2 billion by focusing solely on the bridge, a federal agency said Tuesday. In the past, mass transit components, ranging up to a new commuter rail line, were considered key elements of a new span over the Hudson River. President Barack Obama chose the project Monday for quick federal approval of environmental and other permits, and the Federal Highway Administration said those could be obtained within a year. Construction, creating thousands of jobs, could begin soon afterward,...
  • The Tappan Zee Is Falling Down - Why is New York taking so long to replace a vital bridge?

    05/27/2011 2:30:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2011 | Nicole Gelinas
    Last October, more than a year into his $787 billion stimulus program, President Obama concluded in a New York Times Magazine interview that theres no such thing as shovel-ready projects. To learn why America cant build stuff quickly (or even slowly), Obama should take a rush-hour ride over the Tappan Zee Bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester Counties over the Hudson River, just north of New York City. The Tappan Zee exemplifies the state of Americas infrastructure in 2011. We rely on it more than ever: each year, 51 million cars, trucks, and buses traverse the seven-lane Tap, as locals...
  • Paying Up (Toll-Road Sales)

    05/08/2006 4:48:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies · 930+ views
    Barron's ^ | May 8, 2006 | Andrew Bary
    AMERICA'S TOLL ROADS, BETTER KNOWN for political patronage than for strong business and financial management, suddenly are hot assets. Already, foreign companies have paid rich prices for highways in Chicago and Indiana. And similar deals could be made over the next few years for the Ohio Turnpike, the Illinois Toll Highway, several toll roads around Houston, the Atlantic City Expressway and perhaps even the New Jersey Turnpike, America's best-known toll road, featured in the opening credits of The Sopranos. Private money potentially also could fund a multibillion-dollar toll bridge that would replace the aging and congested Tappan Zee span across...
  • A Bridge That Has Nowhere Left to Go (NY's Tappan Zee Bridge)

    01/17/2006 8:15:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 84 replies · 4,496+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | PATRICK McGEEHAN
    The Tappan Zee Bridge, the most critical transportation link across the Hudson River north of New York City, is not even half as old as the Brooklyn Bridge, but its warranty has already expired. Started on the cheap during the Korean War, the Tappan Zee was deliberately built to last just 50 years. It passed that milestone last month, just days after transportation planners began gathering public advice about how to fix or replace it. But the decaying, overburdened span's anniversary was more bitter than sweet. Little love has been lost between the Tappan Zee and the tens of thousands...