Tappan Zee Bridge Project Clears Milestones with $2.2 Billion Spent or Committed to Date

Times Herald-Record reports, “Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge continues to pass milestones as the $3.9 billion project begins its fourth year. ‘There’s a lot of good progress,’ said Jamey Barbas [link added], the New York State Thruway Authority’s project director, in one of her periodic reports to the board [on December 5]. Barbas said the eight, 419-foot signature towers that dominate the bridge’s main span — the ‘superstructure’ — will be completed within weeks and the construction forms that have partially enclosed them removed.” Authority staffer Dan Marcy “reported that Tappan Zee Constructors has spent or committed $2.26 billion to date. Some $1 billion has gone to 1,697 subcontractors, $807 million for construction materials and $453 million for indirect expenses such as insurance. Of the subcontractors, 729 are based in New York state, including 207 in Westchester County, 69 in New York City, 95 in Rockland and 41 in Orange.”