Tappan zee bridge


Journal Article

The article discusses the design of the Tappan Zee Bridge, located just outside the 25-mile radius of influence of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, explaining it has outlived its utility. The bridge, which carries the New York State Thruway between Rockland and Westchester counties, is thus Uncommonly long, stretching about three miles from end to end, with its longest span being just over 1,200 feet. Siting a bridge at a wide part of the river may be counterintuitive, but generally where a river is wide it is also relatively shallow. Today, the Tappan Zee, which has been called 'one of the ugliest bridges in the East,' has more serious problems than signs containing misspellings and general lack of aesthetic respect. One infrastructure critic has said that it is being held together with glue and duct tape.

Duke Authors

Published Date

  • May 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 176

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0996

Citation Source

  • Scopus