The Tappan Zee Bridge opened in 1955. For nearly 60 years the bridge has carried passengers and commerce across the Hudson River at one of its widest points, connecting upstate New York with New York City and New England.

Work is now underway to construct a new bridge, named (for now) the New NY Bridge. The new bridge will be over 3 miles long, and will be the widest bridge in the world by some measurements. Read more about the project and the bridge’s history, and view a gallery of historical photos online at the New York Times:

“A Colossal Bridge Will Rise Across the Hudson,” by Joseph Berger, January 19, 2014.


Artist's rendering of New NY Bridge
Artist’s rendering of New NY Bridge

The new bridge isn’t scheduled to open until 2018, but work is well underway on this engineering marvel. The massive crane known as the “Left Coast Lifter” and now called “I Lift NY” has been lifting girders and concrete as the roadway takes shape. Where’s the best view of all the action? Nyack, of course! Nyack’s Memorial Park to be specific, perfectly situated on the banks of the Hudson River.

Just one more reason to Visit Nyack.

 

 


Click here for a live view of the Tappan Zee Bridge from the New NY Bridge construction camera (click on the “Rockland” tab).