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New Tappan Zee Bridge affects homeowners

River McDonagh, 2, lies on the grass in

River McDonagh, 2, lies on the grass in front of his family's home on South Broadway Avenue in South Nyack. Under the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge project, the McDonaghs would lose part of their driveway, including the area where River is playing. (March 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

A number of South Nyack residents stand to lose their homes or portions of their property because of the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge project. Even more are likely to see a decrease in property values.

River McDonagh, 2, lies on the grass in
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

River McDonagh, 2, lies on the grass in front of his family's home on South Broadway Avenue in South Nyack. Under the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge project, the McDonaghs would lose part of their driveway, including the area where River is playing. (March 13, 2012)

Peter McDonagh, 36, plays with his son River,
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

Peter McDonagh, 36, plays with his son River, 2, while his older son Colin, 5, walks along the driveway of their South Nyack home. Under the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge project, the McDonaghs could potentially lose portions of their property. (March 13, 2012)

Bill Truss, 62, former chairman of South Nyack's
Photo Credit: Photo by Rory Glaeseman

Bill Truss, 62, former chairman of South Nyack's village planning board, talks about the prospect of losing his house to the new Tappan Zee Bridge project, at home in South Nyack. (March 14, 2012)

Ruby Frae, left, and her husband Alan Frae,
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

Ruby Frae, left, and her husband Alan Frae, of South Nyack, face a likely drop in property values because of the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge project. (March 13, 2012)

From left, Melissa McDonagh, 33, holds son Fionn,
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

From left, Melissa McDonagh, 33, holds son Fionn, with her oldest son Colin, 5, husband Peter, 36, and middle child River, 2, in their South Nyack driveway. Due to the proposed Tappan Zee bridge project, the McDonagh's will lose the most of their driveway to an expanded overpass. Their neighbor's home, right, will be taken under eminent domain. (March 13, 2012)

Colin McDonagh, 5, holds a drawing he made
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

Colin McDonagh, 5, holds a drawing he made showing what the new Tappan Zee bridge would look like, at home in South Nyack. The McDonaghs stand to lose a portion of their driveway under the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge construction project. (March 13, 2012)

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