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Wall Street Crime Is a Boon for Thruway's New Tappan Zee Bridge

  • $2 billion from bank settlements poured into long-needed span
  • As agency sells bonds, windfall allows it to delay toll hikes
A surveyor works on the new Tappan Zee.

A surveyor works on the new Tappan Zee.

Source: New York State Thruway Authority
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The replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge, which is rising out of the waters of the Hudson River, is called “The New NY Bridge” by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

A better name might be the BNP Paribas Bridge or the Global Banking Malefactors Bridge, said E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center for Public Policy, a research group that advocates for less government spending.