Editorial Criticizes “Unfeasible 1936 Scheme”

“Rockland County is in turmoil over the proposed location of the bridge. The Board of Supervisors, four weeks ago, voted 3 to 2 against having the Thruway pass through the county.”

headline from Times article

In 1936, zoning commissioner Elmer Hader led the protest against a proposed bridge across the Hudson River, saying residents couldn’t understand why state authorities were seriously considering a bridge here when the plan was declared not feasible 14 years ago.

“This is the beauty spot of the Hudson Valley, which should not be destroyed by a bridge,” Hader said.

New York State governor Thomas E. Dewey, and local legislators, got an earful: hundreds of telegrams and letters protesting the proposed 3.25-mile crossing, a NY Times editorial protesting bridge said.

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“This is in a magnificent location on the globe, literally, one of the really beautiful places on this planet,” Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed in September 2012. “We want a design that enhances, the best it can, the attractiveness of the region.”

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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