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Barges from bridge construction are blown from moorings, travel south on Hudson River during Nor’easter

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Extremely strong wind from the north today is causing problems for construction barges associated with the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. Barges seen here off Irvington have come off their moorings and blown south on the Hudson.  

The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police and The Journal News reported one barge was fully submerged, last seen near the Westchester County Sewer Treatment Plant at Yonkers, and two barges went aground near the Palisades, including the one carrying blue bridge girders. It’s a very difficult day to do this kind of work on the river. 

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