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.