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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #225 on: January 22, 2018, 07:24:10 PM »

http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/pressrel/2018/01/2018-01-17-toll-amnesty-pgm.html

Press release for the launch of a cashless tolling amnesty program, with new toll signage noted within the press release...

At no point in that press release do they mention "Tappan Zee." It's all "Gov. Mario M. Cuomo." I wonder if that might cause some confusion? Is it reasonable to expect that everyone would have heard about the name change?
Let's all call it the Gov. Tappan M. Zee Memorial Bridge.

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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #226 on: January 23, 2018, 10:18:41 AM »

At no point in that press release do they mention "Tappan Zee." It's all "Gov. Mario M. Cuomo." I wonder if that might cause some confusion? Is it reasonable to expect that everyone would have heard about the name change?

Yes, actually. There was some Facebook faux-outrage about it going around for a while (think red Starbucks cups, but a milder version) and I think the hyper-local news beat has covered it a fair bit, too.
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #227 on: January 15, 2019, 10:26:11 AM »

Implosion of most of the bridge scheduled within the hour. Pix11.com has coverage.
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #228 on: January 15, 2019, 10:56:53 AM »

It's down. Along with some cranes and port-a-johns.
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #230 on: January 17, 2019, 11:31:14 AM »

Did anyone happen to capture the live tower webcam that was streaming at newnybridge.com? I had the feed open, but the demolition itself was a shorter event than each of the necessary continual reloadings of the page. :-(
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #231 on: January 17, 2019, 11:55:44 AM »

Did anyone happen to capture the live tower webcam that was streaming at newnybridge.com? I had the feed open, but the demolition itself was a shorter event than each of the necessary continual reloadings of the page. :-(
Almost (although I was using youtube feed)
Heard "wow!" in my earphones, clicked to video tab, saw the span half way in flight...
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #232 on: January 17, 2019, 05:01:57 PM »

Did anyone happen to capture the live tower webcam that was streaming at newnybridge.com? I had the feed open, but the demolition itself was a shorter event than each of the necessary continual reloadings of the page. :-(
Almost (although I was using youtube feed)
Heard "wow!" in my earphones, clicked to video tab, saw the span half way in flight...

Do you have the YouTube link for the tower webcam feed?
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #233 on: January 17, 2019, 05:05:25 PM »

Did anyone happen to capture the live tower webcam that was streaming at newnybridge.com? I had the feed open, but the demolition itself was a shorter event than each of the necessary continual reloadings of the page. :-(
Almost (although I was using youtube feed)
Heard "wow!" in my earphones, clicked to video tab, saw the span half way in flight...

Do you have the YouTube link for the tower webcam feed?
No, that was the first link for "bridge demolition" - it was a live event broadcast, not 24/7 feed I think you're looking for...
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #234 on: January 18, 2019, 12:45:42 AM »

Did anyone happen to capture the live tower webcam that was streaming at newnybridge.com? I had the feed open, but the demolition itself was a shorter event than each of the necessary continual reloadings of the page. :-(
Almost (although I was using youtube feed)
Heard "wow!" in my earphones, clicked to video tab, saw the span half way in flight...

Do you have the YouTube link for the tower webcam feed?
No, that was the first link for "bridge demolition" - it was a live event broadcast, not 24/7 feed I think you're looking for...

Not 24/7; this was a temporary live stream of the tower webcam (View 1 at https://www.newnybridge.com/webcam/ ) set up expressly for the demolition. You said you almost captured it on YouTube?
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #235 on: March 07, 2019, 10:24:18 AM »

Has there been any more news regarding the possible hydrogen embrittlement of the A490 bolts used on the new bridges?
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #236 on: June 06, 2019, 08:10:36 PM »

Got to travel the new Tappan Zee Bridge today on a work-related day trip from CT to PA and back.  The bridge is really nice, but it feels narrow, primarily due to road work still being performed which has the shoulders closed.  Was surprised to see so many signs still saying Tappan Zee Bridge, on both sides of the river.  I'm not complaining at all, but given how much of a big deal Cuomo made the name change, and seeing "GMCB" on VMSs, I'm surprised there hasn't been a more aggressive campaign to replace the old signage.  Also surprised to see the old lighted "LEFT LANE CLOSED" signs still up on either shore, during the old bridge/movable barrier days.

Photos are on my Thruway page... old bridge at the top, new bridge a little ways down...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shadyjay/albums/72157698882031051
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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #237 on: August 11, 2021, 06:58:44 PM »

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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #238 on: August 11, 2021, 08:37:28 PM »

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Re: Tappan Zee work started?
« Reply #239 on: August 12, 2021, 01:04:13 AM »

Mario Cuomo will have a good legacy whether the bridge stays named after him or not.

I'm sure Andrew renaming the bridge after his dad had nothing at all to do with them having the same last name.   :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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