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The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Opens Westbound

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the opening of the first span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, an iconic twin-span cable-stayed crossing that will serve the Hudson Valley for the next century. The Governor commemorated the milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 25 that featured more than 800 dignitaries and residents from Rockland and Westchester counties on the cable-stayed area of the first span. The construction project is one of the largest in the nation and the biggest in the history of the New York State Thruway Authority. Four lanes of westbound traffic began crossing the first span after the ceremony.

Construction of the new bridge, that will carry the NY Thruway across the Hudson River between Tarrytown and Nyack, began in 2013 and is due to be completed in mid-2018. Wannabe engineers of all ages can watch the bridge go up from two viewing platforms, one at Memorial Park in Nyack and the other at Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park on West Main Street in Tarrytown. There are also two Outreach Centers for information about this fascinating project located at 142 Main Street in Nyack and 2 North Broadway in Tarrytown.

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