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Public Invited To Comment On Tappan Zee Bridge Design

Two options have been presented for the main towers on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
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 .

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.”