Carlucci supports changing back name of new Cuomo bridge


NYACK – State Senator
David Carlucci (D, Nanuet) is not giving up on changing the name of the
bridge over the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties
back to represent the area in which it is located.

The state legislature changed the name of the Tappan Zee Bridge to the
Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge in memory of the current governor’s
late father.

Carlucci, a Democrat like Cuomo father and son, said the new twin spans
should be reflective of their location and history.

“It has been a real sore spot for many people in the Hudson Valley
and I think the right thing that we could do is call it the Tappan Zee
Mario Cuomo Bridge,” he said. “It would be a fair compromise.
I voted for that in the New York State Senate and I am hopeful that when
we get back to session, the Assembly will take it up and make sure that
we return it to its rightful name.”
Opponents of the new name point to the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon
Bridge and the FDR Mid-Hudson Bridge, combining the names of those people
being honored with the original names of the structures.

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