Dismantling New York's old Tappan Zee Bridge
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Dismantling New York's old Tappan Zee Bridge

The photo slideshow showcases the demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge's east anchor span.

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February 27, 2019

Removing the old Tappan Zee Bridge's main span has required several large-scale operations since 2018 with additional work scheduled this year, according to the new NY bridge website

More than 7,000 people have worked on the project so far and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) has utilized more than 847 New York companies to help build the new twin-span Governor Mario M. Cuomo bridge.

January, TZC lowered section 3 of the bridge using explosive charges. The 6,500-ton section of steel is being removed from the water piece by piece. Watch the photo slideshow below to see each step of the demolition.