The photo above is a scene that will be history in a fairly short amount of time. I took it of the “old” or “current” Tappan Zee Bridge from the River Walk right at the border of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. For those who are interested, the Hudson Harbor complex was slightly south and to the left of the shot.
In any case, three designs for the new Tappan Zee Bridge were just released for public consumption. They are are very different from the original bridge design and will change the landscape forever. You can view them at this link. Behind all the ramifications and politics there is an urgent need for a new bridge. Where many feel the the system has fallen short is with the loss of a proposed mass transit system that would have relieved the traffic flow across the bridge and eased commuting times to NYC for those on the western side of the Hudson River. I tend to agree that we need to make the area more mass-transit friendly.
One of the problems with any design is the vast length that has to be traversed. It is a 3 mile stretch across the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.
Anyway, for a sneak peak at the designs – here is a link. I happen prefer design #2. I’m not wild about design #1 and the arial orientation makes me undecided about design #3. But anyway – pick your favorite or your most hated!
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