100 Barges And 30 Cranes To Dot The River

NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Recreational boaters are bracing for the impact of summer work on the Tappan Zee Bridge project.

Newsday says two massive, barge-mounted cranes will arrive this week on the Rockland County side of the Hudson River.

By the middle of next year, about 100 barges and 30 cranes will dot the river between South Nyack and Tarrytown.

SEE: Photos Of Barges On The River

Nyack Mayor Jen White says she’s very concerned about the impact of the project on recreational boating.

The River Rowing Association has already been affected by the project.

It runs a program for teens and adults from docks in Nyack. They row under the bridge to get to calmer waters off Piermont. The group is looking for another route.

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