Officials: 2 Tappan Zee Bridge break free from moorings on Hudson River during snowstorm

State officials are investigating after two barges from the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project drifted down the Hudson River. Officials say strong winds from the

Officials say strong winds from the snowstorm on Friday broke the barges off of their moorings.

Officials say strong winds from the snowstorm on Friday broke the barges off of their moorings. (1/4/14)

TARRYTOWN - State officials are investigating after two barges from the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project drifted down the Hudson River.

Officials say strong winds from the snowstorm on Friday broke the barges off of their moorings.

One traveled nearly 15 miles down the Hudson River. It was recovered near the George Washington Bridge. State officials say the other barge was recovered near Ardsley.

No injuries or damage was reported.

It marks the second time in recent months that barges for the $3.9 billion bridge project have drifted down river. In September, a barge drifted for about a mile.

The safety of the construction barges has been under intense scrutiny since July when a small speedboat crashed into one of them, killing a bride-to-be from Piermont and her groom's best man.

The boat's driver, JoJo John, has been indicted on vehicular manslaughter and negligent homicide charges, but the victims’ families have filed civil lawsuits against the constructors, claiming the barges were poorly lit.

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