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"Potentially dangerous situation" on the Tappan Zee delays full opening of Mario Cuomo Bridge

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) - The opening of the second span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River in New York has been delayed after a piece of the bridge it is replacing became destabilized.

The New York State Thruway Authority says “a potentially dangerous situation” developed Friday night when a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties became destabilized during the ongoing process of disassembly.

The authority’s executive director, Matthew Driscoll, says Saturday morning’s planned opening of the new bridge’s second span will be postponed “out of an abundance of caution.”

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a grand opening ceremony on Friday for the second span of the bridge that bears his father’s name. The new bridge’s first span opened last year.


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