21 Feb 13
Project director named for Tappan Zee Bridge replacement
New York State Thruway Authority has appointed Peter Sanderson as project director for the US$3.1bn New NY Bridge, which will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Sanderson will be responsible for leading a team of state employees and private sector design and construction experts to complete the new structure. He has more than 40 years of experience working on cable-stayed and other large and complex bridges throughout North America and around the world, including design-build infrastructure projects.
The New NY Bridge is the largest transportation design-build project to date in the United States and the largest single construction contract in New York State history. A Fluor-led team was awarded the US3.142bn design and build contract in December. The team for the new bridge over the Hudson River consists of Fluor Enterprises, American Bridge, Granite Construction Northeast and Traylor Bros.