Tappan Zee Bridge Crane Accident still under Investigation

erial photo's of a construction crane that has collapsed onto the Tappan Zee Bridge. (Photo: Credit: NBC4 New York)

Aerial photo’s of a construction crane that recently collapsed onto the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

You probably heard about the recent construction  accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge where a crane boom collapsed.  The New York State Society of Professional Engineers has been monitoring the situation and keeping up to date with all news relating to the investigation.

While there has been some talk about rushed construction, due to the large fines being imposed on the contractor for delays in re-opening the existing bridge lanes, nothing has been confirmed.  We will continue to monitor the situation as the health and safety of the public is always our primary mission. It is nothing short of a miracle that there were no major injuries.

Click here for a recent article on the accident from The Journal News.

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NYSSPE Upcoming Event: Meet New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison, Jr.

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE), Westchester-Putnam Chapter will be participating in an event entitled Meet Executive Director Thomas Madison, Jr. – Learn what the Thruway Authority is Planning.

NYSSPE CIC EventThis is an event in a series of joint economic development programming hosted by the
leading construction and building trade associations and professional
societies.

Leading decision-makers in the Westchester/Hudson Valley region will present their projects, outlook, and opportunities for public-works infrastructure projects and private-sector development and expansion.

Topics to be discussed at the event include: [Read more…]

NYSSPE Rockland County Chapter Hosts Engineers Week Event on Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project (Tappan Zee Bridge)

On February 20, 2013, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) Rockland County Chapter held an Engineers Week Luncheon on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project (Tappan Zee Bridge) – Pile Installation Demonstration Program. The event was held at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, New York.

The presentation covered the existing bridge and its foundations, the EIS, geographic setting and subsurface conditions, pile installation, vertical and lateral pile testing, and noise attenuation & environmental monitoring. The speaker for the luncheon was Tony Canale, P.E., Senior Associate, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, Tappan Zee Bridge Team Member. [Read more…]