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RV Blaze Stops New Bridge Traffic—And Then Some—For Hours

by Barrett Seaman A fire broke out onboard a recreational vehicle as it crossed the Mario Cuomo Bridge just before 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, heading west. The blaze and black smoke were visible for miles as rush hour traffic built up and eventually stopped d... More »

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Public Names Four Falcon Chicks Atop Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge

by Robert Kimmel – While they have substituted their whitish baby feathers for brownish, more mature plumage, the four young falcons perched in a box nest atop the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge have also acquired names. Hatched early in May, the four chicks w... More »

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Down Comes the Western Span—Ever-So Slowly This Time

by Barrett Seaman – Since the spectacular controlled explosion in mid-January that brought down the eastern span of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, the pace of remaining demolition has been all but imperceptible. The biggest news in the last three months has been t... More »

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Requiem for the Tappan Zee Bridge 1955-2019

by Linda Viertel – On January 15, 2019, the day of the Tappan Zee’s western section demolition, The Historical Society, Inc. serving Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow opened its doors to a pop-up exhibit featuring memorabilia, photographs, newspapers, signed guest b... More »

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BANG, BANG, THE BRIDGE IS GONE!

by Barrett Seaman – Those who were betting from the outset of the New New York Bridge Project on a Bridge Over the River Kwai-type massive implosion of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will finally get a little bang for their buck. It will, however, be modest. Last w... More »

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New Bridge SUP: Animation from NY Gov’s Office

The last element of the new Mario Cuomo Bridge is a 12-ft. wide, barrier-protected “shared use path” (SUP) for cyclists and pedestrians that will run along the north side of the westbound span. It is not expected to be open until sometime next year, but the Go... More »

Governor Andrew Cuomo waves to onlookers at opening of westbound span of new bridge. —Photo by Barrett Seaman
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Politics Aside, the Mario Cuomo Bridge is Finally Up and Running

by Barrett Seaman –  With the cordite-like smell of election politics thick in the September air above, the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge has finally grown by small fits and big starts into a full two-span, eight-lane conduit across the Hudson, while the old Tappan Ze... More »

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Cuomo Announces Opening of the Second Span This Weekend

by Barrett Seaman –  It was only a week ago that Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the second, eastbound span of the new Mario M. Como Bridge would open sometime in the month of September—ahead of most projections. Then, on the day after Labor Day, the gove... More »

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Surprise! Second Span to Open This Month

by Barrett Seaman –  It has been widely assumed that the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge would not fully open until later this year—and there were some who doubted that. But after a quick inspection, accompanied by Project Manager Jamey Barbas, Governor Andrew Cuomo let... More »

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Oysters Seeded Beneath the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge

by Barrett Seaman –  On a hot mid-summer day, while giant cranes and barges went about building the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge above, staff from the Billion Oyster Project oversaw the placement of 422 steel ”gabion” cages, each containing nearly 250 pounds of shuck... More »

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Effort to Restore Tappan Zee in New Bridge Name Fails

by Rick Pezzullo –  An online petition drive to restore “Tappan Zee” in the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge came up short last month in Albany. More than 108,000 signatures were obtained by the Save Our Tappan Zee group and delivered to the State Legislature on... More »