Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Panels Heading North for New Projects

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) -
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A section of the original Tappan Zee Bridge is lowered onto a barge in the Hudson River, last Tuesday. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Fourteen deck panels salvaged from the old Tappan Zee Bridge are heading north for use in new projects.

Orange County’s Department of Public Works plans to use the panels in four bridge and two rail-trail projects. The deliveries of the old Hudson River bridge panels to New Hampton more than 40 miles away will start on Monday.

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A span of the original Tappan Zee Bridge on a barge being pushed up the Hudson River, last Tuesday. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Thruway Authority officials sold 150 of the concrete-and-steel panels for $1 each to public works agencies willing to recycle them. The 50-ton panels measure 13 feet wide by 50 feet long.

Orange County officials say the panels will save taxpayers about $770,000.