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State Receives 750,000 Pages of Tappan Zee Bridge Plans

NY government sees project outlines from three bidders

On the heels of throughout the Lower Hudson Valley about the , the state received Friday three proposals from build teams interesting in tackling the $5.2 billion project.

The proposals number approximately 750,000 pages and were packed into about 70 boxes, said Brian Conybeare, a spokesman for governor Andrew Cuomo.

Earlier this year, to enter into the bidding. The three bidders who submitted Friday afternoon are:

  • Kiewit-Skanska-Weeks Joint Venture (Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc., and Weeks Marine, Inc.) 
  • Tappan Zee Bridge Partners, a Bechtel/Tutor Perini Joint Venture (Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation and Tutor Perini Corporation)
  • Tappan Zee Constructors (Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc.).

Officials said the next step is reviewing the proposals "for completeness and compliance," a process that is expected to take about one month.

"The process will be [as] open and transparent as federal procurement law will allow," Conybeare added.

The state has been over the past few months to prepare for the coming span.

A handful of South Nyack homes were , but the state recently announced no homes will be lost during the project—a desicion that has affected residents.

Patchfan July 28, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I'm sure there are a lot of State employees capable of reading and analyzing 750,000 pages of plans. The new bridge just has to be strong and high enough for Hastings residents with an average income to jump off. Where else are we gonna go with taxes pushing us out of the homes we've lived in for 50 years?
Steve July 28, 2012 at 01:26 PM
With all the money spent on proposals and fact finding the bridge could have and should have been built 5 years ago. Fact one, we need a new bridge. Fact 2, it wont be finished until it is started. Fact 3, the MTA has been soaking Rockland County for years and should chip in for this. Stop the bull and start the project already
John Rolls July 29, 2012 at 02:52 AM
What a joke. Let's spend another $5 billion we don't have so that NY State will go bankrupt and state retirees will see their pensions dissolve.
John Taggart July 29, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Its infrastructure spending. Thats better than begging for bread.
Anna Cangiano July 29, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Why not a tunnel or inject the wooden piles with concrete or botox!!
Anna Cangiano July 29, 2012 at 04:09 AM
I hope its 750,000 pages of recycled paper...looks like it will take them 5 years just to open the boxes and that's if the phone doesn't ring.... John Roebling (RIP) where are you now!!
John Taggart July 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Car carrying blimps is the answer, no bridge just a constant volley of dirigibles.
Elizabeth Moger July 30, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Good one!
John Gromada July 31, 2012 at 01:35 AM
well your 'fact 1' is just totally false.
Mike July 31, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Why in the world were bids not submitted electronically. Already we can see why this project is going to go over budget.
Peter D July 31, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Mayor Swiderski is destroying Hastings-on-Hudson. He is pushing out old residents on fixed incomes and ushering in crime for the rich that are left.
Bruce August 03, 2012 at 01:36 PM
State retirees pensions should dissolve! Better than the rest of us paying forever to people who pushed paper and took our money to begin with and produced NO Value of any kind! When Government spends like a drunkin sailor (no offense to drunk sailors) we become Greece!

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