"What does it feel like to tiptoe along steel beams just 2 feet wide, perched 6 stories above the icy, swirling waters of the Hudson River? With high winds, ice-slicked beams and dangling concrete panels, working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge can be dangerous. But the crews say they feel a special verve that comes from knowing they are erecting a mammoth specimen of #infrastructure — a piece of history. It will be the first major #bridge erected in the New York area since the Verrazano-Narrows opened in 1964. Safety for workers has been emphasized in a way that it was not 60 years ago, when reckless bravado was especially valued by an almost entirely male work force. (That, too, has changed.) The photographer @fredrconrad captured workers braving the elements. #🌉" By nytimes on Instagram.
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