03 Feb '12, 9am

A New York Bridge Set for Demolition Could Become a Park Instead

A New York Bridge Set for Demolition Could Become a Park Instead

Since the High Line opened in New York City in 2009, there has been widespread enthusiasm for parks in unexpected (and narrow) places. The latest proposal is for the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, which crosses the Hudson River 20 miles north of New York City and is slated for replacement and demolition. Tappan Bridge Park would be a three mile long linear park over an especially beautiful stretch of river. Joe Shlabotnik /CC BY 2.0 . The Tappan Zee Bridge, over the Hudson River. The current bridge opened in 1955 and has seriously deteriorated under the weight of more daily traffic than it was designed to support. Construction of a replacement bridge has been expedited by Governor Andrew Cuomo and will begin next year. (The environmental impact of that project is under fire for a lack of public transportation options from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign , which work...

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