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Press Release
November 25, 2014
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RFK Harlem River Lift Span Full 20 Minute Closure Tuesday for Marine Traffic

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span will be closed in both directions Tuesday, Nov. 25 at approximately 4:30 a.m. to allow for marine traffic. The time is contingent on when the vessel arrives at the bridge. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during this time to avoid delays.

The closure will last about 15-20 minutes. The waterway is regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard and under federal maritime law bridge lifts are mandatory when requested.

Press Release
November 21, 2014
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Celebrates 50 Years of Service At Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast along with MTA Bridges and Tunnels officials celebrated the anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today, 50 years to the day after it first opened, at a ceremony complete with a 50-gun salute and a fireboat water display with the bridge itself serving as a spectacular backdrop.

Press Release
November 17, 2014
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Queens Firm to be Awarded $282.5 Million Contract for Sandy Repairs at Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that it plans to award a four-year, $282.5 million contract to Tully Construction Company for repairs and restoration projects related to damages at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Press Release
November 10, 2014
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One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel This Weekend

The Queens-bound (south) tube at the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15  through 5 a.m. Monday, November 17 for necessary construction work. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use an alternate route. 

Press Release
October 28, 2014
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Intermittent Full Closures This Friday, Oct. 31

There will be multiple, intermittent closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span Fri., Oct. 31 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Motorists should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible. Each closure is expected to last up to approximately 20 minutes.

Press Release
October 23, 2014
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Several Throgs Neck Bridge Lanes Closed This Weekend

The Throgs Neck Bridge will have two southbound lanes to Queens closed during overnight hours and one lane closed all weekend, Oct. 24-27 for binder and asphalt overlay replacement work.

Motorists should expect delays and use the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge or Robert F. Kennedy Bridge as an alternate.

One lane to Queens will remain closed all weekend from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27. During overnight hours an additional Queens-bound lane will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Press Release
October 22, 2014
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for TCS NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 2

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Nov. 2 between 7 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m. for the TCS New York City Marathon. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge must use alternate routes.

In addition, on Saturday, Nov. 1 the upper level of the bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions beginning at 11 p.m. to allow for roadway preparation. Vehicles containing hazardous materials will not be permitted to cross the bridge in either direction once that closure takes place. .

Press Release
October 17, 2014
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Spanning the Narrows: The Verrazano Bridge at 50

The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering that transformed the region as the final link in the metropolitan arterial highway system. Materials from the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Special Archive, including photographs, architectural and engineering drawings, maps, models, public relations materials and Robert Moses’ correspondence provide fascinating documentation of the bridge’s planning and construction.

Press Release
October 7, 2014
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Intermittent Full Closures This Friday, Oct. 10

There will be multiple, intermittent closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span Fri., Oct. 10 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Motorists should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible. Each closure is expected to last up to approximately 20 minutes.

Press Release
October 2, 2014
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Traffic Diverted at Three MTA Crossings Sunday for Bike MS 2014

The Bike MS 2014 event on Sunday, Oct. 5 will impact motorists who normally use the MTA’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Motorists should be aware of the closures and use alternate routes if possible.

Henry Hudson Bridge

7 a.m. to Noon: There will be no access to the southbound Henry Hudson Bridge heading into Manhattan.

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

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