Smith Point County Park is home to the TWA Flight 800 memorial and a 5-mile-long public beach.
The new $1.5 billion cable-stayed span will have three lanes in each direction, wide shoulders, a walkway and space for future mass transit.
The New York City Department of Transportation on Monday announced plans to tear down the City Island Bridge in the Bronx and replace it with a new span.
Final approval came Friday for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
When it comes to funding construction for a new Tappan Zee Bridge, officials say people are speaking with their wallets.