A Bit of Nostalgia

These screenshots from the movie “BUtterfield 8” show the Tappan Zee Bridge during its early years. Might this be the Thruway entrance from Route 119?

to the Thruway

If so, then the right lane is Exit 9 in Tarrytown leading to Route 119 (background).

on the road

Notice the toll amount, collected each way. When one-way toll collection was adopted August 12, 1970, toll booths on the northbound lanes were removed.

toll

Eerily empty Thruway approaching the bridge (below) versus the increased activity seen from the live NYSTA webcam (fifth from the top of the page).

approach to the TZB

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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