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As the barges arrive and work trestles are built on the Hudson River, it's clear the $3.9-billion replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge means jobs.
But just how many remains to be seen. Will it be as many as 45,000, as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said, or just enough to scrape together a softball team? Maybe we should split the difference?
A recent four-page state report concluded that the...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did it.
He uttered those two words that we so often hear from our political leaders when they are afraid of getting ahead of themselves: “Cautiously optimistic.”
The governor was referring to the likelihood that the federal government will come through with a low-interest loan for the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The bridge builders like their odds...Read more »