Tappan Zee Bridge is Halfway Home

The New York Times reports, “The building of the twin-span Tappan Zee Bridge, the first major new bridge in the New York area in half a century, has reached the halfway point.” The report adds, “The toppling of a 256-foot crane on July 19 onto the roadway of the existing bridge, an accident that shut down traffic in both directions for five hours but remarkably caused no serious injuries, seems to have been a minor problem in the progress.”