Owner: New York State Thruway Authority
Contractor: Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC
The replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge over the lower Hudson River (the new structure’s official name is the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge) is/was a nationally and internationally recognized project. Carrying approximately 140,000 vehicles per day, the bridge serves as a vital regional transportation link between upstate New York and the New York City / Tri-State area.
Fort Miller produced (975) Main Span bridge deck panels for the new bridge. These deck panels were produced in Fort Miller’s Easton, NY yard and delivered via flatbed trailer to the Port of Coeymans where they were set on barges and floated down the Hudson River and installed in their final position on the new 3.1-mile long cable-stayed twin bridge. The deck panels were produced using Fort Miller’s high strength, 100-year life concrete mix that achieves compressive strengths exceeding 10,000-PSI. In addition to the deck panels for this project, Fort Miller produced highway barrier, asymmetrical highway barrier, lagging wall panels, Super-Slab® pavement slabs, T-WALL® retaining wall units, noise wall units, a 3-sided bridge underpass, and temporary anchor blocks for the Main Span cable erection.