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State approves $31B bid to build new Tappan Zee Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge. (Rory Glaeseman)

Tappan Zee Bridge. (Rory Glaeseman) Credit: Tappan Zee Bridge. (Rory Glaeseman)

The board of the State Thruway Authority voted Monday to endorse the $3.1 billion bid for construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge and to give the bridge contract to Tappan Zee Constructors, a consortium led by Fluor Enterprises of Irving, Texas, and American Bridge of Coraopolis, Pa.

The plan calls for a dual-span bridge to be built in roughly the same location.

Construction is expected to take more than five years, with a groundbreaking aimed for early next year.

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