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McKinstry: As work starts on Tappan Zee Bridge, the real question is tolls

A rendering of the new Tappan Zee Bridge

(Credit: Faye Murman)

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...

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