County Executive’s Corner: Celebrating the New Bridge

County Executive’s Corner: Celebrating the New Bridge

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day I was among a group invited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to take part in the opening ceremony for the new bridge, a bridge I will always think of as the Tappan Zee. It was hard not to be impressed. The new bridge is nothing short of majestic – […]

NEW WESTBOUND TAPPAN ZEE OPENS TO MOTORISTS FRIDAY NIGHT

NEW WESTBOUND TAPPAN ZEE OPENS TO MOTORISTS FRIDAY NIGHT

BY JANIE ROSMAN Tomorrow is a long-anticipated day: the westbound span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge will open to westbound motorists. The media was offered a peek at the $3.1-mile, $3.98 billion project today, its first since the eight main span towers were finished in December. Since then, crews have been working to complete that […]

Crews working on eastbound span, final prep for westbound span opening

Crews working on eastbound span, final prep for westbound span opening

BY JANIE ROSMAN Photo credit New York State Thruway Authority For many, late August signifies the nearing end of summer (though not for another month) and the beginning of another school year. However, in two weeks (August 25) — and weather permitting — the New NY Bridge project will reach another milestone. When rush hour wanes and […]

County Executive’s Corner: The New Bridge and Beyond

County Executive’s Corner: The New Bridge and Beyond

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day In just a few short weeks, the eyes of the nation will be focused on Rockland and Westchester counties as the first span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge opens to traffic. I will rejoice that day along with the rest of the county, state and nation as […]

Rockland, Westchester residents don’t like “Cuomo Bridge-gate”

Rockland, Westchester residents don’t like “Cuomo Bridge-gate”

NEW YORK – The new Tappan Zee Bridge that is under construction will not be called the Tappan Zee Bridge when it fully opens next year. A bill in the state legislature to name it the Mario Cuomo Bridge after the late governor and father of current Governor Andrew Cuomo, was slipped into a special […]

Crews working to finish westbound span in time for early fall opening

Crews working to finish westbound span in time for early fall opening

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Anticipated to open last December, then early 2017 and then spring/summer 2017, the new Tappan Zee Bridge’s westbound span will open sometime later this year, unless plans change again. Its 3.1-miles connected Rockland and Westchester counties in late March, when the final and smallest section of structural steel was […]

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