TARRYTOWN - The demolition of the remaining section of the east span of the old Tappan Zee Bridge with explosives, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed.

Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium building the new $3.9 billion bridge, said they were forced to delay the work because sustained winds had hampered its ability to make the necessary preparations.

In the statement, TZC thanked the public for its patience and said it will announce a new date once it has rescheduled the job.

The demolition had generated a tremendous amount of interest and communities and businesses on both sides of the river with a view of the east span had organized viewing areas and parties.