All lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge was to open to traffic late Saturday afternoon, just days after a crane collapse blocked all northbound and southbound lanes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
Crews worked around the clock Thursday into Saturday to ready the structure for peak travel periods, the governor 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," he said.
The crane was being used to drive piles into the Hudson River bed for the construction of the new bridge. The crane collapsed at around noon on Tuesday. It didn't hit any vehicles on the existing bridge.