IRVING, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, comprised of Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc., has completed all eight 419-foot towers of the iconic New NY Tappan Zee Bridge project.
“We are making incredible progress on one of the largest and safest construction projects in the country”
Construction of the eight sleek, chamfered-designed concrete towers – four on both the eastbound and westbound spans – began in the late summer of 2015. The towers will support the 2,230-foot cable-stayed main span. The Fluor-led project team will install a total of 192 stay cables ranging in length from 190 feet to 623 feet. Installation began in July 2016 with more than 60 stay cables anchored and tensioned to date.
“We are making incredible progress on one of the largest and safest construction projects in the country,” said Terry Towle, Fluor’s senior vice president and president of Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC. “This is an exceptionally challenging project. Everything is being done on a huge scale under extreme conditions and on tight timeframes. I am proud of the tremendous team we have working day and night keeping this project on track. Together we are building an iconic bridge that will serve this community for generations.”
The 3.1-mile twin span cable-stayed bridge is the single largest bridge construction project in New York’s history. The bridge will replace the existing Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Toll Bridge that connects Rockland County to Westchester County over the Hudson River. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2018.
About Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six continents. For more than a century, Fluor has served our clients by delivering innovative and integrated solutions across the globe. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 155 on the FORTUNE 500 list with revenue of $18.1 billion in 2015 and has more than 60,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fluor.com or follow us on Twitter @FluorCorp.