The committee appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to oversee the new Tappan Zee Bridge has picked a design for the new span.
State officials have recommended 'Proposal 1,' which costs $3.1 billion. The committee says the design chosen is the best buy for the money, as well as the least expensive.  They also said the proposal had the least amount of disturbance to the Hudson River in terms of dredging.
The New York State Thruway Authority will consider the non-binding recommendation when selecting the winning proposal on Dec. 17.
Officials did not release the companies behind each design. Cuomo is asking for about half the cost to be funded by the federal government and the TIFIA program.