Back in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo changed the name to honor his late father and New York’s 52nd governor, but in the midst of his sexual harassment scandal, Assemblyman Mike Lawler introduced legislation for the Hudson River bridge to revert back to its original name.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
“We need to remove that name and the stain that it leaves on New York state and get it off the bridge and rename it to the Tappan Zee Bridge,” Lawler said.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Honorary NYPD Officer Diagnosed With Chronic Respiratory Failure Leaves Hospital
Since 2017, there’s been a petition to change the name back.MORE NEWS: About 1,000 Full Propane Tanks Found Illegally Stored At Queens Warehouse
It now has more than 160,000 signatures.