Gov. Cuomo Wants To Rename Tappan Zee Bridge After Father Mario Cuomo


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to rename the Tappan Zee Bridge after his father.

The Times Union reports Cuomo shared a surprise bill Wednesday night seeking to honor former Gov. Mario Cuomo with the bridge over the Hudson River and its $3.9 billion replacement. Mario Cuomo, who died in early 2015, served as New York state governor from 1983 to 1994.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo waived the mandatory three-day waiting period for the bill so the Senate could vote around 11 p.m., but the Assembly adjourned and left the Capitol without voting on the measure. Lawmakers are scheduled to return in January.


A replacement has been under construction for more than 3 years. Cuomo’s bill would rename it the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Read more here.




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