I LIFT NY SUPER CRANE COMPLETES 6,000-MILE JOURNEY TO NEW YORK

The I Lift NY super crane arrived in New York Harbor on Jan. 30 and was welcomed by project officials and members of the media as it completed its 6,000-mile journey.

The super crane and its accompanying tug boats were escorted into the harbor around 9 a.m. Thursday, after traveling from San Francisco Bay to New York. The journey began late last year and now I Lift NYwill undergo preparation for the project at a private facility in The Port of New York and New Jersey, where it will remain until it’s brought to the site of the New NY Bridge this spring.

Recently nicknamed I Lift NY, the super crane is owned by Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) and is officially registered with the U.S. Coast Guard as the Left Coast Lifter.

The northbound, right-hand lane and shoulder of the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) near exit 10 in Nyack will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. This same section of roadway will be closed on Friday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to allow for work on the northbound maintenance ramp.

The southbound, right-hand lane and shoulder of the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) near exit 10 in Nyack will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Thursday, Feb. 6.