If there is one thing Gothamist loves it would have to be, well, Gotham. But if there are two things that Gothamist loves, well, it would have to be Gotham and ... Bridges. Yeah. Bridges. We really do love us some bridges. So much that we try to walk over at least one a week (seriously, great way to blow off steam). We're the kind of people that do Bike New York just for the excuse to go over the 59th Street and the Verrazano Bridges.
Which brings us to this link that we found via Curbed. The gist of it? The Tappen Zee Bridge is outdated and rickety and, after fifty years, needs some companionship. Now we all, for one reason or another, have gone over the Tappen Zee Bridge (uhm, right?), so it should come as no surprise that officials are interested in creating an alternative to it. (Don't know what we're talking about? Click here to find out everything you could want to know about the bridge). Now, we've already made clear that we really like bridges, but let us tell you, we LOVE the idea of new bridges. So we're very happy that it is looking increasingly likely that there will be a new cable-stayed bridge going up in the next decade. We would have liked a giant suspension bridge, but adequate anchorages just don't exist. The new bridge, if built, could include high occupancy lanes and a commuter rail.
Photo taken from NBC's Tappan Zee Weather Cam.