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HRBYCA, Inc.
P.O. Box 266
Ossining, NY 10562

NEW YORK – NEW YORK TO WAPPINGER CREEK - HUDSON RIVER – New Bridge
Construction – Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River, mile 27.7 is in progress. Numerous units of floating construction equipment will be operating in waterway north of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge. Equipment will include crew boats, tug
boats, barge mounted cranes and barges Work to construct an access trestle and
cofferdams north of the Tappan Zee Bridge extending 1,040 ft. west from the Westchester shoreline will continue through November 2013. In addition, dredging of access channels, east and west of the main channel will begin on August 1 and continue through October 2013. Floating equipment will be located east and west of the Main Navigation channel.

Other ongoing work includes a pile load test program scheduled to continue through
November 2013. The pile load testing includes construction of temporary fixed platforms, some located adjacent to but outside the main navigation channel. Floating equipment necessary for portions of this phase include barge mounted cranes, material barges, work boats, and tug boats that will occupy the channels, east and west and adjacent to the main navigation channel. Four (4) equipment moorings are located on the west side of the navigation channel at the following coordinates; Mooring (1N) N41 04.594 W73 53.622; Mooring (2N) N41 04.751 W73 54.054; Mooring (1S) N41 03.881 W73 53.669; Mooring (2S) N41 03.572 W73 53.667. When transiting the area mariners should stay clear
of these locations by a minimum of 1000 feet.

Mariners are advised to transit the main channel, reduce wake and use extreme caution while transiting the area in the vicinity of the Tappan Zee Bridge paying particular attention to vessel movement and future notice.

   

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