Unistress lands $70M precast bridge deck panel contract from Tappan Zee JV

Sources: Unistress Corp., Pittsfield, Mass.; Tappan Zee Constructors LLC, Tarrytown, N.Y.; CP staff

Unistress will invest $6 million in capacity upgrades and add 100-plus production staff to support the largest contract in its 46-year history: 6,000 precast panels, typically 40- x 12-ft., for the New NY Bridge. Upon scheduled 2018 opening, the 3.1-mile, $3.9-billion Hudson River crossing will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge, linking Westchester and Rockland, N.Y., counties and nearing its 60th year in service.

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U.S. Concrete Business Approaches Three-Mile Bridge Schedule

New Tappan Zee Bridge.

Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc., has begun a contract covering land-supplied ready mixed for the New Tappan Zee Bridge. The $3 billion-plus Hudson River crossing will succeed an obsolete, maintenance-prone structure, dating to the mid-1950s and presently carrying upward of 140,000 metro New York commuters between Rockland and Westchester counties.

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