It’s hard to drive past, or over, the Tappan Zee Bridge on a regular basis and not marvel at the rapid growth of the New NY Bridge. Each season seemingly brings a new stage in the bridge’s embryonic development–from steel girders to concrete towers, from piles to road deck, from shoreline to shoreline. Now, it’s beginning to kick.
by Owen Voutsinas-Klose
Residents and politicians at Wednesday’s second and final meeting dedicated to public discussion about the Thruway Authority’s Shared Use Path (SUP) plan for the new-NY bridge voiced resounding support for Concept F. Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell, for instance, called it the “compromise” solution; it would modify the original plan (Concept E), which had, much to the chagrin of locals, placed parking for the SUP in residential neighborhoods, and potential create more local traffic. Concept F relocates parking to Exit 10 (DOT-owned land), away from residential South Nyack. The plan also moves more traffic onto 9W, pacifying concerns about too much vehicle traffic. The public comment period will last until April 1st (no fooling!), at which point the Thruway Authority will begin the construction process for the SUP.
by Bill Batson
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge, we will be reprising stories about the TZB all week long. Today’s article is a Nyack Sketch Log that was originally published on October 25, 2011.
by Bill Batson
In this sketch, The Tappan Zee Bridge seems to hang above the house as it does metaphorically over our village. With hearings beginning on October 27 at 4p in the Adler Room of the Palisades Mall for the Tappan Zee River Crossing Project, our fate is literally up in the air. The outcome of these hearings will greatly impact the quality of our lives, so as frustrating as it may be for those who went through this in 1955, it is very important that we all keep our eyes on the bouncing bridge.
Before Thursday’s Nyack HS public meeting about a new TZB, see Before The Bridge on Tues at the Nyack Library about life near Nyack before December 1955.
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