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New Tappan Zee Bridge Name Fuels Debate

The Tappan Zee Bridge span shortly after its Dec. 15, 1955, opening.
The Tappan Zee Bridge span shortly after its Dec. 15, 1955, opening. Photo Credit: New York State Thruway Authority

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Former Gov. Malcolm Wilson's name is currently on the Tappan Zee Bridge, but the name of its upcoming replacement is up in the air, according to a report on lohud.com.

Some feel Wilson's name should remain on the replacement bridge, but others say a new bridge should get a new name, lohud reported.

An unscientific survey in downtown Yonkers revealed many are unfamiliar with the current bridge's name, according to the report.

Montebello Mayor Jeffrey Oppenheim wants the debate to be resolved by the time the new bridge opens to traffic in 2018. Oppenheim wants the bridge named for former Gov. Mario Cuomo and opposes the idea of naming it for late folk singer Pete Seeger, lohud reported.

Read more at lohud.com .

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