Tappan Zee bridge construction shut down after silos collapse


Construction of the Tappan Zee bridge was shut down on Tuesday following the collapse of silo structures on the floating concrete batch plant.

“Tappan Zee Constructors today shut down operations of both floating concrete batch plants due to a failure of one of the silo structures which caused the other two silo structures on one of the batch plants to collapse,” Tappan Zee Constructors’ spokeswoman Carla Julian said in a statement, according to the Capitol Confidential.

Thankfully no injuries were reported following the collapse.

“All workers are safe and representatives from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and engineers from TZC and the New York State Thruway Authority are on the scene assessing the situation. Safety and environmental stewardship are our top priorities as we continue to investigate this incident.”

The incident on Tuesday is the first major construction issue to halt construction on Tappan Zee bridge since the replacement project began nearly two years ago.

Experts are currently investigating the accident. At this time the bridge is still scheduled to be completed in early 2018.