NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – President Barack Obama will visit the construction site for the new Tappan Zee Bridge this week.
The president will be in the Tri-State area on Wednesday as part of a push for more infrastructure spending.
Construction is in full swing to replace the 58-year-old bridge.
A $1.6 billion federal loan was recently approved for the nearly $4 billion project.
The White House is planning several infrastructure-themed events this week.
The new span is slated to be complete in 2018.
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