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Press Release
July 1, 2008
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Anchorage Work Is Critical Component of Triborough Bridge Major Rehab Project

The Triborough Bridge’s twin anchorages—massive concrete structures in which the East River suspension span’s two 3,104-feet-long cables are embedded—are currently undergoing a treatment that will preserve their critical, if mostly hidden, role for many years to come. 

Press Release
June 18, 2008
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Falcon Update, Marine Parkway Bridge: Three-week-old Chicks Thriving

Peregrine falcon chicks born three weeks ago at the south (Queens) tower of the Marine Parkway -Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in the Rockaways appear to be thriving—and growing fast. 

Press Release
June 18, 2008
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Westbound Roadway Work Complete All Staten Island-bound Lower Level Lanes Re-opened to Motorists

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that the entire lower level to Staten Island is now open to motorists, ahead of the July 3rd target date. Construction on all westbound lanes has been completed and all three lanes of the roadway have been restored to normal operation and newly striped. Any further westbound lane closures will be temporary and during off-peak hours.

Press Release
June 17, 2008
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Triborough Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span Stays in Place for Painting

The sprawling three-span Triborough Bridge, which carries more than 170,000 vehicles daily to Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, halted vehicles to and from Manhattan more than 80 times in 2007 to raise its Harlem lift span center section for passing marine traffic.  But the lifts have been temporarily suspended since the U.S.

Press Release
June 2, 2008
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Falcon Chicks Debut at Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge

Newborn Peregrine falcon chicks spent their first hours enjoying last week's fine early summer weather in a cozy nest atop the south tower on the Queens side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

Press Release
May 28, 2008
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MTA Board Confirms $600K Contract Incentive for Pre-Independence Day Finish of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Westbound Roadway Work

The MTA Board today ratified a $600,000 contractor incentive that will complete approach deck replacement on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge lower level westbound before 4th of July instead of by Labor Day.  All lanes toward Staten Island on the bridge’s lower level will be in normal service before the holiday.  The $64.7 million project involves the east- and west-bound lower level roadways.  Eastbound (to Brooklyn) work started later and will finish by Labor Day.

Press Release
May 22, 2008
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MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers Honored at Law Enforcement Award Ceremony

Two MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers (BTOs), who last year assisted an off-duty NYPD officer grappling with a slasher near the Queens Midtown Tunnel (QMT), received the top award among more than 40 presented at the Annual Law Enforcement Award Ceremony co-sponsored by the Authority and the Officers’ unions at agency headquarters on Randall’s Island next to the Triborough Bridge last week. 

Press Release
May 21, 2008
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Summer Prep Time at the Rockaway Bridges

Memorial Day is on the horizon and New Yorkers will be heading to the beach, so MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ two Rockaways crossings—the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridges—are gearing up for the seasonal doubling of daily traffic in a variety of ways. 

Press Release
May 14, 2008
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Air System Overhaul

Queens Midtown Tunnel
Air System Overhaul

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will complete the renovation of the original late 1930s ventilation system at the Queens Midtown Tunnel this month.  The $18.8 million upgrade involved replacing 23 carbon steel exhaust fans with new more resilient stainless steel fans, and meeting all modern tunnel standards.  The final assembled fans measure 20 feet high and 11 feet long and wide.

Press Release
May 5, 2008
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Trees Take Root in Bay Ridge, Courtesy of MTA Bridges and Tunnels

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