Earlier this week, crews set the last section of main span steel on the eastbound span. Photos courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.
You want numbers? Here they are:
The section was 24 feet long, adding to the more than 74 million pounds of all-American-made steel and concrete across the 2,230-foot cable-stayed part of the bridge. In case you were wondering, all 192 stay cables are now installed.
One more month, and bye-bye Tappan Zee Bridge drive. Eastbound traffic joins westbound traffic on the newly-opened span so the TZB’s landings can be demolished, and the eastbound span can be connected . . . because car-jumping from approach span to land is prohibited.
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