Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Tappan Zee Bridge

There are few Dutch names that survive around here - Spuyten Duyvil, Staten Island, Dyckman Street - and the Tappan Zee - a wide zee or bay 15 miles north of Manhattan.  They are painting the bridge - which requires sandblasting it first.  On a barge beneath the east tower is a set of generators and compressors that blast sand up and suck the residue down.  We took a ride there yesterday on the Alice a 1963 Dyercraft 29. (click on pix to enlarge)