All 7 lanes of Tappan Zee Bridge reopen following crane collapse

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all seven lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge will be open to traffic Saturday following a crane collapse earlier in the week.

A crane collapsed across all lanes around noon on Tuesday. The crane did not hit any cars.

"The Tappan Zee Bridge is a vital part of the state and region's transportation network and crews have been working around the clock to fix the damage from Tuesday's crane collapse," Gov. Cuomo said. "Hundreds of thousands of commuters rely on the bridge each day, so our priority has been expediting the repairs and getting back to full capacity. I am grateful to all of the men and women who have worked tirelessly all week to get the job done."

More than 140,000 motorists use the Tappan Zee Bridge every day.

The investigation into the cause of the crane crash is underway.

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