Hirschfeld Industries Awarded New Tappan Zee Bridge Project
Partnership with High Steel Structures Results in Structural Steel Fabrication
Package for New NY Bridge
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Dec. 19, 2013
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A partnership between
Hirschfeld Industries and High Steel Structures Inc. successfully landed the
contract package for Structural Steel Fabrication for the approach spans on
the New NY Bridge by Tappan Zee Constructors LLC, which will replace the
Tappan Zee Bridge.
In mid-October, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the construction of the New
NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee with installation of the first permanent
piles that will comprise the foundation of the new bridge. The bridge is
scheduled for completion in just under five years from the start of formal
construction, making it one of the nation's largest construction projects to
be completed in this time frame.
Hirschfeld and High Steel will manufacture the steel girders for the bridge
superstructure spans with primary materials provided by ArcelorMittal USA.
Deliveries of steel begin in October 2014.
Dennis Hirschfeld, CEO of Hirschfeld Industries said, "We are excited to be a
part of such a monumental bridge project of this size and historic nature. The
combination of experience and resources that we as U.S. fabricators bring to
this project is strong and important to its success and we are proud that
Hirschfeld was recognized as a company that has the capability and strength to
handle a job of this magnitude."
The New NY Bridge is part of the 570-mile New York Thruway system that will
replace the existing bridge spanning the Hudson River, which carries over
138,000 vehicles a day between Westchester and Rockland counties northwest of
New York City. The New NY Bridge is the largest design-build bridge system
ever built in the US with a project cost of $3.9 billion and approximately
110,000 tons of structural steel.
Tappan Zee Constructors is a joint venture team of Fluor, American Bridge,
Granite, Traylor Bros. and HDR Engineering contracted to design and build the
eight-lane bridge. The first phase on the twin, three-mile structure, begins
immediately with 19 approach span units that will carry eight general traffic
lanes, emergency lanes, shoulders and dedicated lanes for bus, pedestrian and
bicycle traffic. The first section of the new twin-span bridge is scheduled to
open in 2016, and the new bridge should be complete in 2018.
To find out more about Hirschfeld Industries visit www.hirschfeld.com. More
information about the New NY Bridge is at www.newnybridge.com.
SOURCE Tappan Zee Construction LLC; HDR Engineering Inc.
Contact: RoShelle Salinas, +1-713-552-1055, firstname.lastname@example.org
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