Observations about New Bridge’s Eastbound Ride

Partly sunny weather was perfect for checking out the new eastbound ride. I was Rockland-bound to pick up copies of the October issue of Rivertown Magazine. (My story about haunted places in the county begins on page 46.) Despite posted signs, so many cars and trucks whizzed by!

As my focus was the eastbound ride — until last Friday, the westbound span was open to single-direction traffic — I enjoyed the familiar view and started to count the vehicles passing me.

On the way back, I saw signs on South Broadway in South Nyack telling drivers River Road is closed and to use 9W South. Eastbound drivers are redirected from the former to the new approach span.

It’s a little disconcerting to see the gantries facing the other way. Each has one overhead message telling trucks and trailers not to use the left lane. A 45-miles-per-hour speed limit sign is posted on their poles as well.

It was only natural to look over at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Once I neared the new span’s Westchester landing, I saw in the distance construction crews and a faint cloud of dust at the TZB’s landing as the removal process begins.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

2 comments so far

  1. Alan L Englander on

    Regarding the speed limit issues, I have noticed the very same on the West-bound side, as well. I also have your feeling about seeing the now unused Tappan Zee Bridge, while crossing the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. As the demolition progresses, it will feel even more strange not seeing the familiar super structure that has been part this landscape for over 60 years. Perhaps the biggest impact will be felt when both landing sections are removed, and the connection on the old bridge is no longer there between Rockland and Westchester Counties.

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    • nykeypad on

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Alan.

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