NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Get ready to walk across the Hudson.

cuomobridgewalkway1 New Renderings, Animation Show Upcoming Pedestrian, Bike Path Across Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

A rendering of the upcoming bike path and pedestrian walkway for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge. (credit: Handout via Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office)

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office has unveiled a new animation of a bicycle and pedestrian path on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

The 3.6 mile path is set to open in 2019 and will link Rockland and Westchester Counties.

cuomobridgewalkway New Renderings, Animation Show Upcoming Pedestrian, Bike Path Across Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

A rendering of the upcoming bike path and pedestrian walkway for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge. (credit: Handout via Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office)

“When this scenic path opens next year, residents and visitors will have unprecedented views of the enduring beauty of the lower Hudson River Valley, along with more ways to cross the majestic river,” Cuomo said.

The 12-foot wide path will be located on the northern side of the westbound span of the bridge and will separated from traffic by a concrete barrier and fences.

The path features six scenic overlooks.

“The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will not only improve transportation connectivity in the region, it will maximize public investment,” New York State Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “This beautiful crossing will attract visitors, serve commuters and offer new economic opportunities on both sides of the Hudson.”

cuomobridgewalkway2 New Renderings, Animation Show Upcoming Pedestrian, Bike Path Across Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

A rendering of the upcoming bike path and pedestrian walkway for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge. (credit: Handout via Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office)

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to access the walkway at landing points in Tarrytown and South Nyack, which will have parking lots, bike repair stations and restrooms.

“It’s so exciting to see how our years of partnership will result in a magnificent recreational amenity for the Hudson Valley,” said South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian.

cuomobridgewalkway3 New Renderings, Animation Show Upcoming Pedestrian, Bike Path Across Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

A rendering of the upcoming bike path and pedestrian walkway for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge. (credit: Handout via Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office)

“I’ve heard from numerous residents who can’t wait for the path to open,” said Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell. “We are optimistic it will be a wonderful addition to our village, one that will benefit the public and businesses alike for years to come.”

Comments (2)
  1. Matt Kuhn says:

    They should put it on the south side. View of Manhattan seen from that side. Or put one on both sides better yet

  2. Michael Gordon says:

    Please don’t call it the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, it is the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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