The Tappan Zee Bridge was built to provide a way for vehicles to travel across the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester, New York. On average, about 138,000 vehicles a day cross the bridge, according to lohud.com. Due to the fact that the current Tappan Zee Bridge was not designed to handle the amount of traffic that crosses it on a daily basis, a new Tappan Zee Bridge is being built to replace it.
However, in mid-December, construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge had to be halted when multiple silos on two barge-based floating concrete plants collapsed. According to lohud.com, the incident began when one of the silos, which hold the stone, water and cement used to make the concrete being used to build the new Tappan Zee Bridge, tipped over, leading to the collapse of two other silos.
Thankfully, no one was hurt and none of the materials in the silos spilled into the Hudson River. An investigation into the incident was still ongoing at the time of this report.
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