Did You Know These Facts About the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge?
Like the Tappan Zee Bridge, it, too, is 139 feet above the main navigation channel and owned by the New York State Thruway Authority.
Its spans opening roughly one year apart, the new $4 billion bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties, designed and built by consortium Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) sparked our curiosity, and maybe yours, too.
When the project is completed, both spans will have four general traffic lanes, two emergency shoulders on each side of the respective span and a bus lane on the right side. Landing points in Tarrytown and South Nyack will feature parking lots, bicycle repair stations, restrooms and other visitor amenities, and links to local bicycle and pedestrian networks.
For Motorists and Travelers
Photos courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority
Toll without E-ZPASS® through 2020
Length of each span
96 feet wide
Length of westbound span
87 feet wide
Length of eastbound span
45 miles per hour
Scenic overlooks on the bicycle and pedestrian path to open 2019
Length of the pedestrian path
The I Lift NY super crane places an immense steel girder assembly on the new bridge's concrete piers.
Total cost of project, including demolition of old bridge
New York State-based businesses awarded project-related contracts
(243 are based in Westchester, 108 are based in Rockland)
Union signatories to the project labor agreement
Vehicles, including interstate trucks, traverse annually
People contracted and subcontracted by design-build team Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC), tallying more than 11.5 million hours
Crews pour concrete between galvanized concrete rebar cages to create a base driving surface on the eastbound span.
Amount of time before needing maintenance
220 million pounds
300,000+ cubic yards
Concrete used for towers, foundations, piers, and platforms
Precast concrete deck panels forming the base roadway
steel piles (50 miles long end-to-end)
Piers for the Westchester approach span when it was in progress.