One of my very favorite bridges, the Tappan Zee. This was taken from a high knoll in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery. The sun was beginning to set and I went up there to get some nice photos of the sunset over the cemetery, and was thrilled to see the Tappan Zee on the horizon! Maybe only I would find this marvelous and beautiful, but I was happy to find it and capture it.
The Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge, usually referred to as Tappan Zee Bridge, is a cantilever bridge in the U.S. state of New York, crossing the Hudson River at one of its widest points; the Tappan Zee is named for an American Indian tribe from the area called “Tappan”; and zee being the Dutch word for “sea”. As an integral conduit within the New York Metropolitan Area, it connects South Nyack in Rockland County with Tarrytown in Westchester County in the Lower Hudson Valley. I cross this bridge regularly when I go to Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.
Federal and state authorities are currently planning a $4 billion Tappan Zee replacement bridge. I guess it is needed but it makes me very sad – I hate to see it go.
It is the longest bridge in the State of New York