Stony Point: Trains threaten new Tappan Zee Bridge safety

Officials in Stony Point say safety at a staging site for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is threatened by a railroad crossing. Tracks owned by CSX cross the only access road to the site

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2014, 8:52 PM

Updated 3,605 days ago

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Officials in Stony Point say safety at a staging site for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is threatened by a railroad crossing.
Tracks owned by CSX cross the only access road to the site at Tompkins Cove. The crossing, which is in the middle of the property, is sometimes blocked for long periods by parked trains.
The fear is that emergency responders might not be able to reach the site when needed. "It could stop there for hours at a time and God forbid something happened on the other side of the rail, where most of the work is being done for this bridge. We are concerned we couldn't get in there to help," says Stony Point Supervisor Geoff Finn.
Both Tappan Zee constructors and CSX tell News 12 they are working on a long-term solution. Meanwhile, a foot bridge will be built to provide limited access.


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