May Section Meeting: Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Project Overview and Challenges

After more than a decade of delay, a New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee is becoming a reality. The first span of the new twin-span bridge is scheduled to open in 2016, and the new bridge should be complete in 2018. The new bridge will be designed and constructed to last 100 years without major structural maintenance.

The bridge is being designed and built by Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC), a consortium of some of the world’s best-known and most highly-regarded design, engineering and construction firms, including Fluor, American Bridge, Granite, and Traylor Bros., along with key design firms HDR, Buckland & Taylor, URS, and GZA. TZC is working closely on the project with a team of employees from the New York State Thruway Authority and the State Department of Transportation.

Mr. Charles Kanapicki, Quality Manager for TZC, will present an overview of the project and discuss some of the challenges facing the design-build team on this world-class mega-infrastructure project. Mr. Kanapicki has over thirty year’s professional management of quality assurance and control for construction and engineering projects including the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project and the Self-Anchored Suspension Span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.


Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Spanish Tavern, 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105

COST: There is no charge for Section members. Non-section members – $25pp.

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