Test Pile Installation For New Tappan Zee Bridge Begins

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Installation of the first test piles for the new Tappan Zee Bridge by Tappan Zee Constructors will begin this week, officials said. Photo Credit: New York State

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Installation of the first test piles for the new Tappan Zee Bridge by Tappan Zee Constructors will begin this week, officials said.

Test pile operations is expected to be conducted for three months at proposed locations for pile foundations, with work starting at the main span footings.

“Piles will be placed by utilizing both vibratory and impact installation techniques,” officials said in a notice. “The test pile program will verify subsurface conditions in preparation for the construction of the bridge’s permanent foundation.”

Boring operations and other bridge construction activities will include some lane closures on I-87/I-287 between 9 and 6 p.m. on Friday.

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