What’s wrong with the old Tappan Zee bridge?? I liked that bridge ...
NY has too much money lying around. They don’t know what to do with it all, so they’ve decided to rebuild the Tappan Zee.
Other than the fact that it is obsolete and ready to fall into the Hudson, nothing.
It is literally falling apart.
A friend of mine is an iron worker who spent about 4 years underneath the bridge, patching it up.
Either take the G.W. Bridge or the Beacon Bridge (I-84)... “...cause it’s gonna go one of these days.”
I drove across it a few times and liked it too... other than the damn tolls. But it is getting pretty old and probably caries far more traffic today than it was ever designed for.
But none the less, it is an impressive bridge. And a damn big one too.
Every Christmas and Easter we used to drive from upstate to visit my Dad’s folks in Thornwood and my Aunt, Uncle and cousins in Stamford, CT. I can still hear dad from 1955 onward as we drove across the Tappan Zee — “look kids, you can see the Empire State Building today.” Dad was like Old Faithful...we could always count on him to tell us to look for the ESB off in the distance. Funny how little things like that stick with you throughout life.
Growing up I always thought the Old Dutch names near NYC were great and I especially liked “Tappan Zee.” It just rolls off your tongue. The Iroquois names across upstate are really cool, too.
It’s a such a shame that the NYC libs worked to destroy the state over the past 60 years. Now I live in CA where the SF/LA/Sac lib axis has worked feverishly to destroy CA, too, over the past 30 years.
Its wooden pilings are being eaten by sea worms.
Whats wrong with the old Tappan Zee bridge??
1. Structural corrosion. Engineers are wondering when a section of bridge deck might go.
2. The footings on the west end of the bridge are, shall we say, suboptimal. As in sitting on river silt, no pilings to bedrock. To get pilings to bedrock on that side, they would have to go deep. And this is causing problems that have been noticable of late.