Tappan Zee Hudson River to be designed by HDR

A lead designer has been selected for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing in New York. HDR will be responsible for the overall design project management, quality control, peer review, and utilities and facilities design among other things. The Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing will have a 100-year service life and be capable of providing a mass transit system for bus rapid transit.

Key features will include:

• Twin 3-mile structures with 1200-foot cable stayed main span bridges carrying eight general traffic lanes plus emergency lanes and extra-wide shoulders for immediate express bus service when opened
• A new toll plaza with at least three highway speed E-ZPass lanes and a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian path on the northern span
• Safe scenic overlooks, with anti-climb fencing and security cameras to be monitored 24 hours a day
• Strength and capacity provisions to accommodate various mass transit modes

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