Public Invited To Comment On Tappan Zee Bridge Design

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Two options have been presented for the main towers on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo Credit: New York State

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Now's your chance to give input on one design aspect of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Which design do you prefer for the new Tappan Zee Bridge?

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Which design do you prefer for the new Tappan Zee Bridge?

  • Option A

    14%
  • Option B

    67%
  • Neither

    19%
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The bridge's visual quality panel has developed two options for the towers on the bridge's main spans: the original flat, rectangular, squared-off towers rising 409 feet above the water or chamfered, angeled, more slender towers that rise 419 feet above the water.

The rectangular towers would not require a cost increase, but the angled towers would raise the cost slightly, officials said.

Residents can voice their opinions on the designs at the bridge's website through Tuesday. A final determination will be made by the New York State Thruway Authority.

“From the beginning, a primary goal of this project has been to provide the Hudson Valley with an aesthetically pleasing bridge they can be proud of,” Chairman Brian Conybeare said in a statement. “It’s our job to work with the public to ensure we meet this goal. Needless to say, we are looking forward to hearing residents’ thoughts on these two great designs.”

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NSSgt:

Option A is ugly but both options look like there will be plenty of birds' nests. No doubt we will hear in a few years how bird droppings are causing millions in damages and that the tolls will have to be raised to make repairs. Of course then Robert Kennedy will sue to protect the birds and the cost of relocating the birds will have to figure into the increase.

Catskill Gal:

Both look like the Honda logo. Awful !

Catskill Gal:

Both look like the Honda logo. Awful

Helen M:

Both options look unfinished, with option a looking more unfinished than the other.
I am much more interested in bike/ped path and dedicated public transport lanes.

WPEyesNEars:

They're kidding, right? What a waste of time!

jimdisney:

They will have lightning rods
They will have lightning rods
They will have lightning rods
They will have lightning rods
They will have lightning rods

April L.:

What are the towers made of and what prevents them from attracting lightning??

April L.:

What are the towers made of and what prevents them from attracting lightning??

April L.:

What are the towers made of and what prevents them from attracting lightning??

April L.:

What are the towers made of and what prevents them from attracting lightning??

April L.:

What are the towers made of and what prevents them from attracting lightning??