As many of you have heard, a construction crane collapsed around noon today at the Tappan Zee construction site, causing the bridge to be closed in both directions. Please see the below information we've received from Westchester County and do your best to make alternative travel plans. We are happy to hear there were no major injuries and hope for everyone's safe trip home tonight. We realize this information is mostly applicable to folks travelling to the other side of the Hudson, but feel free to share with family, friends and coworkers.
Construction crews continue with the removal of the crane from the bridge. Structural engineers will need to perform a bridge inspection to determine structural integrity. Initial estimates indicate this closure will continue well into the PM Rush.
MASS TRANSIT: TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus service is currently unable to operate over the bridge. For this evening's commute, TZx customers departing Grand Central Terminal (GCT) should consider staying on the Hudson Line train to Ossining, where they can connect to the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry. TZx UniTickets will be cross-honored by Metro-North. Free TZx shuttle buses will transport riders from the Haverstraw Ferry Landing to the Palisades Center Park & Ride (Lot J), and will provide service on an as-needed basis to points west, including the Palisades Center Stores, Nanuet, Spring, Valley, Airmont and Suffern. Customers to the Nyacks should transfer to TOR #59 at Palisades Center Stores.
RAMP CLOSURE – N/B Sprain Brook Parkway ramp to W/B I-287 due to Tappan Zee closure
ROAD CLOSURE – N/B US Hwy 9 at US Hwy 202/6 (Annsville Circle) due to Tappan Zee closure (Intermittent closures for traffic control)
ROAD CLOSURE - N/S I-87 at Tappan Zee Bridge due to a fallen crane
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 15 (I-287) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 14B (Airmont Road) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 14A (Garden State Pkwy) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 14 (State Highway 59) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 13 (Palisades Interstate Pkwy) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 12 (State Hwy 303) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure
RAMP CLOSURE – Exit 11 (US Hwy 9W) ramp to S/B I-87 due to Tappan Zee closure