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State may turn Tappan Zee into a greenway

Feb 24, 2012 12:02 am
The Associated Press is reporting the state may turn the Tappan Zee Bridge into a greenway, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wed., Feb. 22. The 57-year-old, three-mile long bridge is slated for demolition when a new span is completed. The estimated cost of the demolition is $150 million. The idea of turning the old bridge into parkland was floated last year by Paul Feiner, supervisor of the town of Greenburgh, and other politicians and environmentalists in the Lower Hudson Valley. A review is now underway to determine if the greenway idea is feasible for so large a structure. Similar projects in Poughkeepsie and Manhattan are major public attractions, but both are smaller than the Tappan Zee. Construction on the new bridge, which links Rockland and Westchester counties, could begin this year. Read the full story in the Times-Union.
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