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Emcor Group Subsidiary to Install Electrical Systems on Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement

This multi-year, multi-billion dollar project of the New York State Thruway Authority consists of two separate bridge structures.

EMCOR Group, Inc.'s subsidiary Welsbach Electric has been awarded a contract for the installation of the electrical systems on the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge, which connects New York’s Rockland and Westchester Counties, over the Hudson River. This multi-year, multi-billion dollar project of the New York State Thruway Authority consists of two separate bridge structures, one for each direction of travel; each structure is approximately three miles long.

Welsbach Electric will be responsible for installation of the major electrical systems for the Tappan Zee Bridge, including power, intelligent transportation, security, and communications. The scope of work also includes installation of roadway and aesthetic lighting, temporary electronic tolling, structural health monitoring and life safety systems. Welsbach will be installing over a half million feet of conduit and three million feet of wire and cable over the course of the contract.

“This is an enormously important, high-profile project, and we are honored to be a part of it,” stated Ken Brouwer, President and CEO, Welsbach Electric. “The Tappan Zee Bridge is an icon and millions of commuters each year depend on its safety and reliability. We look forward to being a part of helping to make these new structures a reality.”

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