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Parts of the old bridge, which I loved in a sentimental way for all the nights I spent looking at the lights, are still visible, but there is no doubt that the new Tappan Zee Bridge, a graceful double span is a beautiful 21st century successor. Until today, only one of the new spans was in use. With today’s dedication ceremony, during which the structure was officially named for the late Mario Cuomo, both spans are now open and in use.

As former New York Senator and friend and supporter of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton was on hand for the event and spoke.


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Hillary knew Mario Cuomo and admired him. She often quoted him on the campaign trail, so it is no surprise that she will take part in this event honoring his memory.

Hillary Clinton will help Cuomo open the new Tappan Zee Bridge on Friday
Hillary Clinton will help Andrew Cuomo open the new Tappan Zee Bridge on Friday. (Bryan Thomas / Getty Images

ALBANY — When Gov. Cuomo opens the eastbound span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge — now named after his father — on Friday, he’ll get help from fellow Westchester County resident Hillary Clinton.

“Secretary Clinton is a long time friend of the Cuomo family and will be on hand for festivities,” a source said. “She is expected to speak at the event that both celebrates the opening of the bridge that connects Westchester and Rockland Counties and is one of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects in the last 20 years.”

The new bridge will be named the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Some have called the old Tappan Zee name to be tacked on as well, but Cuomo said a new bridge should get a new name.

His late father served three terms as governor.

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