by Dave Zornow
In a tribute to the 60th anniversary of this vital artery across the Hudson, Nyack News And Views is republishing stories from milestone moments in the life of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
A lot has changed on the long journey to replace the six decade old bridge. What was once a major “corridor” project designed to improve mass transit and vehicle traffic between Suffern and Port Chester costing more than $16 billion, is now a more “modest” crossing project, focused on the bridge itself, which will run about $4 billion and change. This 201o story about the corridor project is worth a read regarding some of the prescient things bridge planners said then which have come true — or will come true in the years to come.