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New Date Set For Demolition Of Old Tappan Zee Bridge

January 11, 2019 - 8:17 pm

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — The demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge has officially been rescheduled.

Tappan Zee Contractors announced Friday that the controlled demolition of what remains of the decrepit bridge, which was scheduled for Saturday, will now take place Tuesday morning.

The explosives are set to go off at around 10:30 a.m.

Interstate 287 will be closed in both directions approaching the bridge starting at 10 a.m. and will remain closed for about 45 minutes. Hudson River traffic will also be blocked.

State officials said Thursday that the plan to use explosives to sever steel components of the bridge would have to be postponed due to high winds.

The contractors have told local mayors their towns will not feel the explosion.

The span was replaced with the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in September 2018.