Gallery: Governor Cuomo Considers Transforming Tappan Zee Bridge Into a...

The idea to turn the ill-fated Tappan Zee Bridge into a pedestrian walkway is finally crossing the desk of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester, has been deemed beyond repair, so a new bridge has been slated to be built. Supervisor Paul Feiner of Greenburgh first suggested the walkway, but Cuomo’s interest to transform the site was finally piqued when a cabinet meeting this week determined the cost of demolition was estimated at a whopping $150 million.

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  1. ragins April 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

    The highest and best use of reuse of the old bridge would be to build a turbine wind farm on it. I believe this is a compelling idea for the following reasons:

    • The existing structure already has the height off of ground level without introducing new elements to the sky line.

    • I believe you have the required winds at that location.

    • The bridge is close to major trans mission lines.

    • There is revenue generation potential through leases.

    • It of course promotes New York State’s Green Agenda..

  2. Egalitare February 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    A really good idea. I hope the new bridge is sited in a much more appropriate place (Thanks to Tom Dewey, this current bridge was placed in as wrong a location as humanly possible simply to avoid it becoming subject to the NY Port Authority.)