Gallery: Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Par...

The early proposals for the Tappan Zee have already begun rolling in. One plan calls for walls to line the edges, holding a rich forest inside. Another creates two bridges by removing the central truss of the current bridge.

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  1. wiserforit April 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    While this is a whimsical, lovely idea, there remains some reality-oriented questions too. First, where will monies come from to maintain the bridge/park from year to year, especially with the frequently mentioned rotting floating caissons that support it? Second, artists should be rendering illustrations of the bridge/park as it will appear dwarfed next to the two larger bridge spans that are slated to be built towering over it. Yes, there will be three bridges side-by-side — something that might offend village residents even more. Third, how realistic is it to plan fountains and trees on a bridge that is subjected to high winds? Fourth, none of the drawings show how suicide prevention fences will have to be installed — recently the TZB has jumpers every few months. The High Line park was not faced with any of these obstacles. Curious to hear replies.