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Talks Continue About Tappan Zee Bridge Park

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – If and when a new Tappan Zee Bridge is built, Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner would like to see the old bridge saved.

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“We’re urging the state to consider turning the old Tappan Zee Bridge into a park,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell on Wednesday.

Feiner envisions it as something of a suburban High Line, and it says it’ll probably be cheaper to preserve it than to knock down the three-mile-long structure.

“I think turning it into a suburban version of the High Line would make the Tappan Zee Bridge a real destination point,” he said.

Feiner sees the park as one that could be used for walking, biking, skateboarding, entertainment, and even a sculpture garden.

He wants state money for a feasibility study.

A meeting was held on the issue on Wednesday night, but no decision has been made.

What do you think should happen to the current Tappan Zee Bridge if and when a new bridge is built? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • VY

    The current bridge is too weak to hold up railroad traffic. A park might be a great idea with the main middle section blown up to make the old bridge no longer useful except as a park or long fishing peir.
    In spite of what West Chester said, real Americans conserve products made from foreign oil, rather than continue to pay people who hate us.
    West chester is either being sarcastic, or he’s a moron.

  • Chester West

    No railroad bridge, ever.

    REAL New Yorkers don’t ride railroads (or any other form of public transportation) because we drive everywhere, just like all loyal Americans. If you don’t drive, you’re a worthless traitor.

  • CSI

    A park of some sort is a good idea. Bike and walk paths are a good idea. gives people a place to go for a good day out.

  • Baz Snider

    The current Tappan Zee Bridge should be converted to a railroad bridge and a greenbelt park. This would allow bicycles and commuters to cross the Hudson River above the GW bridge and below the Bear Mountain Bridge. In addition, this is an opportunity to design a new showplace bridge to reflect the artistic predominance the NY area has.

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