Most people who live near it still call this the Tappan Zee Bridge. In fact, there are still road signs here and there in Lower Westchester that point the way to…???
The Tappan Zee Bridge!
The original bridge that spanned one of the widest points f the Hudson River was actually called The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge, and was built in the ’50s. In 2017, this new bridge – the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – was opened to traffic, replacing the old bridge which had become a bit decrepit and unfit for use. The old bridge was partially deconstructed and the rest was demolished.
Enjoy a video of parts of the old bridge span being brought down by controlled explosives…HERE