Sixty-two years after the Tappan Zee Bridge first opened, New York State is near completion on its $3.9 billion replacement. The current bridge had displayed significant signs of aging after carrying more than 138,000 cars and trucks daily. The new structure, which is being built alongside the old, connects Westchester and Rockland counties across the Hudson River.
If you have ever traveled the BQE between Brooklyn and Queens, you have passed over the Kosciuszko Bridge. This truss, which is known for frequent traffic jams, is embarking on a new era. In April, the first side of the new structure opened to motorists. In the coming years, the bridge is expected to reduce traffic by as much as 65 percent during rush hour. Read more