ENGINEERS FERRY TOUR OF THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE PROJECT

YESTERDAY THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION AND THE CONSTRUCTION ADVANCEMENT INSTITUTE MADE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE! DIRK, ERIC AND ELLIE ATTENDED AN ENGINEER GUIDED TOUR OF THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE PROJECT. BELOW ARE SOME PICTURES AND INTERESTING FACTS WE LEARNED ABOUT THE PROJECT. 

  • 39 CRANES WERE MOBILIZED AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PROJECT (PUN INTENDED)
  • 1,100 - 900 CRAFT WORKERS ARE ON THE JOB DAILY
  • 3 CONCRETE PLANTS WERE ON THE JOB, WHICH WILL UTILIZE 200,000 CUBIC YARDS OF CONCRETE NOT INCLUDING PRECAST SECTIONS
  • GIRDERS ARE LIFTED IN 350' SECTIONS 

THIS PROJECT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR LOCALS LIKE US, AND GETTING THE INSIDER TOUR OF THE JOB WAS ICING ON THE CAKE! 

BIG THANKS TO LAUREL BRUNELLE FOR MAKING THIS ALL POSSIBLE! 

 LIFTING THE 350' GIRDER S

LIFTING THE 350' GIRDER S

 IN A TWIST OF FATE, WE ACTUALLY WORKED ON THE TOP BRACKETS OF OUR ESCORT BOAT!

IN A TWIST OF FATE, WE ACTUALLY WORKED ON THE TOP BRACKETS OF OUR ESCORT BOAT!