Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement)

Mario Cuomo Bridge New York City

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement)

The 3.1-mile-long twin-span Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge replaces the Tappan Zee Bridge crossing over the Hudson, located fewer than 20 miles north of New York City. The $3.98 billion project is one of the largest-ever transportation design-build contracts in the United States and the largest bridge project in New York history. Designed for a 100-year service life, the bridge carries a new enhanced regional bus service and has foundations sufficient for future commuter or light rail on structures between the two spans. The bridge will provide greater traffic capacity while improving operations and safety for motorists crossing one of the widest parts of the Hudson River.

HDR was the lead designer on the New NY Bridge Design-Build project and a subcontractor for Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, a consortium that includes Fluor Enterprises, American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast and Traylor Bros.

The bridge features parallel 3-mile structures, each with a 2,230-foot cable-stayed main span and 10 five-span continuous approach units comprised of 350-foot steel girder spans. The new bridge provides eight general traffic lanes, plus dedicated bus lanes and shoulders for emergency access. New tolling facilities with all-electronic toll collection have been implemented.

In addition to accommodating vehicular traffic, the new crossing will carry a shared-use path (dedicated bicycle and pedestrian) on the northern span, with six scenic overlooks.

The project team is following strict environmental performance commitments to protect the Hudson River estuary. State-of-the-art environmental monitoring stations have been installed near both the Rockland and Westchester shorelines. This equipment allows the team to monitor, minimize and mitigate potential adverse effects from construction noise, vibration and air quality.

The new landmark crossing also relocates, demolishes and consolidates 36 existing facilities associated with the bridge into two new multistory buildings: one a New York State Thruway Authority maintenance facility and the other a facility for New York State Police.

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Mario Cuomo Bridge New York City
Client
New York State Thruway Authority
Location

Westchester & Rockland Counties, NY
United States

Awards

Merit Award (2019)
International Federation of Consulting Engineers
Merit Award (2019)
International Federation of Consulting Engineers
Grand Award (2019)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies
Transportation Award: Best Special Solution (2019)
PCI Design Awards
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Diamond Award (2019)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
Project of the Year (2018)
Municipal Engineers of the City of New York
Tappan Zee Award (2018)
American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Section
Operations and Maintenance Award (2017)
buildingSMART International
Gold Award (2017)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts
Project of the Year (2017)
Professional Engineers in Construction
New York State Society of Professional Engineers
Grand Award (2017)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies
Project of the Year (2016)
Associate/Engineering Affiliate Category
Pile Driving Contractors Association