State Senate approves bill to name new Tappan Zee Bridge after former Gov. Mario Cuomo

Jun 23, 2017 1285

BY: Kenneth Lovett

The state Senate passed a bill late Wednesday night that would name one of Gov. Cuomo's signature projects after his late father. The bill, introduced at the end of the legislative session by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County) would name the new Tappan Zee Bridge under construction the “Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.”

The current structure is named the Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge. The bill would also name the Riverbank state park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan after longtime Assemblyman Herman Farrell (D-Manhattan) and a portion of a highway in Orange County after veteran Sen. William Larkin, a Republican.

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SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/

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