Tappan Zee


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Tap·pan Zee

 (tăp′ən zē)
A widening of the Hudson River in southeast New York, the site of the Tappan Zee Bridge, which is 5 kilometers (3 miles) long. Maj. John André was hanged for espionage in 1780 at the nearby village of Tappan.
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In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St.
The wide bosom of the Tappan Zee lay motionless and glassy, excepting that here and there a gentle undulation waved and prolonged the blue shallow of the distant mountain.
Far below him the Tappan Zee spread its dusky and indistinct waste of waters, with here and there the tall mast of a sloop, riding quietly at anchor under the land.
The company has designed and built approximately 120 miles of bridge barriers worldwide to prevent head-on collisions including the systems in place on the Coronado Bridge in San Diego, the Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand, and the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York.
Jeff Parker, the founder and President of JPA, will serve as Senior Managing Director of Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, as JPA will be known going forward, and will lead key client engagements including advising New York State on the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the state of Georgia on the redevelopment of 120 acres of downtown Atlanta and a multimodal transportation complex.
George Pappas has more than 30 years of engineering experience, most recently as leader of design and construction inspection teams responsible for rehabilitations of major bridge structures throughout the New York and New Jersey regions, including the Tappan Zee Bridge, Brunx-Whitestone Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, and Queensboro Bridge.
The Tappan Zee Bridge, north of New York City, was completed in 1955, at a cost of $650 million in today's money; a replacement under construction will cost at least $4 billion, six times as much.
Rae has been directly involved in representing Governor Cuomo during the passage of New York State's first Design/Build legislation, coordinating transportation agencies efforts to expedite environmental review and procurement of the Tappan Zee Bridge project.
NYSDOT used this contracting method on the Kosciuszko Bridge Project and the Thruway Authority used it on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project to advance the construction stage of both projects more quickly than the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method would have allowed.
NEW YORK -- The design-build contract for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing was approved recently by the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors.