NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York City’s former mayor is thrilled with the proposal to rename the 59th Street Bridge for him.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reports

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The bridge inspired Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge” song, but now it could inspire others as the “Ed Koch Bridge.”

“I had nothing to do with it. I want to make that clear—I was shocked,” Koch said.

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Although he was shocked, he still loved the idea.

Koch especially liked that the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is to be renamed the Gov. Hugh Carey Tunnel at the same time because he worked so closely with Carey.

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“To have the honor, and he have the honor of having these magnificent structures named for us at the same time made me feel particularly good,” Koch said.