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Thread #153554 Message #3597267
Posted By: GUEST,David Barnert
01-Feb-14 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: Tappan Zee Bridge/Pete Seeger
Subject: RE: Tappan Zee Bridge/Pete Seeger
Nobody is advocating renaming anything.
The body of water will still be the Tappan Zee.
The "Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge" will be torn down after being replaced by a newer, as yet unnamed, bridge. The web site describing the project calls it "The New NY Bridge" suggesting that it will not be called "The Tappan Zee Bridge." The petition suggests naming this bridge (the first span is scheduled to open in 2016, the second in 2018) after Pete Seeger.
Incidentally, after I posted my previous message, I saw this article in the New York Times which, without mentioning the bridge-naming situation, tells much of the same back story a lot better than I did.