Monday, April 11, 2016
The New Tappan Zee Bridge Rises
The new Tappan Zee Bridge has been under construction since 2013, and I notice big changes in the new bridge each time I have crossed on the old bridge which runs alongside. The original Tappan Zee Bridge was built during 1952–1955. The Tappan Zee was built in a period of material shortages during the Korean War. The deteriorating current structure bears substantially more traffic than its designed capacity. Unlike other major bridges in metropolitan New York, the Tappan Zee was designed to last only 50 years. So how comfortable are we driving across this structure, knowing that it is now 11 years beyond it's design life! The new bridge is going to be spectacular thing to see. Just wait!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:47 PM