Tappan Zee Bridge Over the Hudson River in New York – A Tale of Two Bridges [Video]

After delivering beans to York, Pennsylvania, I didn’t record much video over the next several days.

I don’t remember why, but I did record the drive across the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River in New York; eastbound first, then westbound a couple of days later.

The Tappan Zee Bridge is about 15 miles north of New York City:

Tappan Zee Bridge over The Hudson River

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Then a few days after that, I recorded crossing the Hudson River again; this time, over the Hamilton-Fish Newburgh Beacon Bridge which is about 30 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The Governor Malcolm Wilson–Tappan Zee Bridge, or just Tappan Zee Bridge, was completed in 1955.

The bridge is slightly more than three miles long and spans the Hudson River in New York between South Nyack and Tarrytown.

New Tappan Zee Bridge Under Construction

Looking southwest from Pierson park at new bridge construction on a sunny late morning (Click on map to see full size in new Tab or Window)

A new Tappan Zee Bridge has been under construction since 2013. The new bridge is a double-span bridge located just north of the existing bridge. The northern, or westbound span opened in August 2017.

The southern, or eastbound span is scheduled to open later in the year.

Scenic Points Along the Way:

Roads Traveled:

  • Interstate 84

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