Gov. Cuomo cuts ribbon at ceremony for bridge named for dad

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Posted: Aug 24, 2017 1:56 PM
Gov. Cuomo cuts ribbon at ceremony for bridge named for dad

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new bridge named for his late father.

The Democratic governor and a host of other dignitaries attended Thursday's ceremony for the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) bridge, which spans the Hudson River and links Westchester and Rockland counties north of New York City.

The Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will carry millions of cars a year on a critical Northeast U.S. transportation corridor. Mario Cuomo served three terms as governor and died in 2015.

One span of the bridge will open to westbound traffic Friday, signaling near-completion of a project to replace the 62-year-old Tappan Zee that has served as the poster child for America's crumbling infrastructure. The second span is scheduled for completion in the spring.