Alumni Gather at Foot of New NY Bridge to Celebrate Completion of First Span

More than fifty Jaspers have worked on the bridge connecting Westchester and Rockland counties.

Alumni gather at Foot of BridgeSunset illuminating the New NY Bridge provided the perfect backdrop for Manhattan College alumni, faculty, administrators and representatives of the New York State Thruway and the New NY Bridge to gather at Tarrytown’s Sunset Cove restaurant in September. At the event, a group of Jasper alumni were recognized for their contributions to the planning, design and construction of the New NY Bridge and the high quality measures of health and safety for workers on the project.

Tony Canale ’94, an associate partner at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, spearheaded the event, along with the College’s office of Alumni Relations. More than 50 Manhattan College engineers have worked on various aspects of the project, including structural, geotechnical, environmental, mechanical, electrical, and field engineering, and scheduling, quality control and quality assurance.

Manhattan College had the largest amount of alumni from one college or university who are working on the project, ranging from members of the class of 1977 to current students who have completed internships on the project. The group represented five decades in the illustrious 125-year history of the School of Engineering.

The New NY Bridge project is creating a state-of-the-art, twin-span replacement for the 3.1-mile Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River, between Westchester and Rockland counties. 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.

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By Pete McHugh