Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tapp Out

The big local story for the day was the controlled demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge. The eastern portion of the bridge's superstructure was unstable, so dismantling it by crane would have posed a danger to the demolition workers. The Tappan Zee Bridge was the major Hudson River crossing in my beloved Westchester County, so I have blogged about it quite a bit over the years.

I had toyed with the idea of watching the demolition, but decided against it. I finished work at 4AM, and though I work not too far from the bridge site, I really didn't want to hang around after work for seven hours... a guy has to sleep, after all. Taking a nap and driving to a place with a view of the old bridge wasn't appealing- the roads were a disaster this morning because of the demolition. Plus, it was below freezing this morning, and I had already been out and about during my shift- a nice warm bed was more appealing than watching the demolition. That being said, the footage of the demolition was interesting:

I didn't need to see the bridge being taken down... I had already seen it falling down for years.

1 comment:

BigHank53 said...

You didn’t miss all that much visually—that NJ station had a better view than nearly anyone on shore. (I was actually on the approach ramp of the new bridge.) The shock wave from the detonation was pretty cool, but that probably tapered off pretty quickly with distance.