New Tappan Zee Bridge to Open Westbound Side Aug 25, 2017

During the overnight hours of August 24th-25th, westbound traffic on the old Tappan Zee Bridge will shift to the new Tappan Zee Bridge (aka the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge). We’ve been watching the bridge take shape since the project began in 2013, and we’re feeling pretty excited about it! Our favorite spot to watch the action? Memorial Park, of course, on the Hudson River. Step out onto the viewing platform and enjoy the public binoculars for a close-up of the beautiful new span.

The bridge will be fully open in 2018, with a walk/bike path connecting the east and west banks of the Hudson River. For the first time, you’ll be able to cross from Nyack to Tarrytown on foot or with pedal power. Until then, however, the Tappan Zee Express bus service is the way to go – and with new weekend service additions, it’s easier than ever!

Our New Tappan Zee Bridge page has updated info about this massive infrastructure project, with links to some of our favorite photos and videos. Share your own with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Bonus link: the LoHud’s editorial and creative team has put together this 4-minute time lapse of the bridge construction.

Artist’s rendering of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, looking south




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