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The Tappan Zee Bridge

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
edited June 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,218
    Amazing what it takes to build such a structure. Even more amazing how they built the Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Hoover Dam etc. in the "old days"


    They didn't have the tools and equipment that is available now
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
    Yes, and GSMT has people like this speaking just about every night for $15. What a treasure the Society is.
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    I know. Jr. And I hope to make it. I've caught some big fish near that bridge. Mad Dog
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    Many fond memories driving overy the old arch headedicated to Saratoga..mad dog
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    Hate the autofill...ha ha. Mad Dog
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    Like that...."headicated" md
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  • KeithLaird
    KeithLaird Member Posts: 6
    Seems like I've spent a lot of time stuck in traffic at the Tappan Zee on trips to New England for college and to visit relatives. Seems like a lot of the congestion went away now they are100% EZ Pass/ Plate tolling
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,831
    So out-of-towners can't use that bridge if they don't have EZ-Pass?
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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,385
    To be renamed the Mario Cuomo bridge, no joke.
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
    Steamhead, if you don't have EZPass they mail you a bill. Cameras.
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 17,011
    Steamhead said:

    So out-of-towners can't use that bridge if they don't have EZ-Pass?

    Rest assured. They will get you!

    I've been following this -- now for a tale of my own (which will date me) -- I watched the original bridge being built from my house, which was on a hill in Dobbs Ferry. Had a perfect view up the river of the construction, and it was fascinating. When they were hoisting the final span into position I borrowed a boat and motored up there to watch the show!
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
    Jamie, you have always made me smile. You just did again. Beautiful word picture. Thanks.
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