October 2017 Chapter Meeting - The New NY Bridge – The Replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge

October 2017 Chapter Meeting - The New NY Bridge – The Replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge

The Tappan Zee Bridge Project


Speaker: Thomas McGuinness, P.E.


The New NY Bridge project is the largest transportation design-build project to date in the United States and the largest single construction contract in New York State history.  This $3.98B twin-span crossing will replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge, which carries the NYS Thruway (I-87/I-287) across the Hudson River and serves as a critical transportation link between Westchester and Rockland Counties.  The project has achieved many notable accomplishments, most recently with opening of its westbound span on August 26th.


This presentation will provide a project overview and cover design and construction activities completed to date.  It will focus on the engineering solutions implemented to overcome the risks and challenges associated with working over the 3-mile wide Hudson River such as, design constraints, accelerated construction methods and environmental protection commitments







Thomas McGuinness, P.E. is a graduate of Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.  He began his career with the New York State Department of Transportation where he served as Project Engineer (EIC) for a number of major transportation construction projects in the Hudson Valley.


Tom has also held a number of positions with the New York State Thruway Authority, including, Division Bridge Maintenance Engineer, and Assistant Division Director of the Thruway Authority’s New York Division.  In 2010 he also served on a team responsible for the development of the Environmental Impact Study and procurement documents for the New NY Bridge.


Tom is currently the Project’s Construction Compliance Engineer where he is responsible for managing the Authority’s construction oversight efforts.



6:00 Networking 

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Program


Location: Milanese Restaurant, Poughkeepsie, NY


Family Style Dinner with Salad, Pasta, Chicken, Sole, Eggplant, Coffee, Tea, Soda



Member:  $28.00

Non Member:  $32.00


PDU:  1 Stategic and Business Management

Event Properties

Event Date 10-17-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-17-2017 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-04-2017 6:00 am
Cut off date 10-17-2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price $32.00
Milanese Restaurant
115 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA
Milanese Restaurant
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