Bridge karma
Sep 12, 2018 | 7504 views | 0 0 comments | 475 475 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

I have been reading about the fiasco surrounding the opening of the new Mario M. Cuomo bridge, the bridge that Governor Andrew Cuomo named for his father without asking his constituents, although there were well in excess of 100,000 names on a petition against the name change.

The new bridge was built to replace the Tappan Zee bridge. It should be noted that the Tappan Zee name honored the original settlers of the land, the Native American Tappan tribe and early Dutch immigrants.

It seems as though engineers taking down the rusting remains of the Tappan Zee heard a "pop," sparking fears that part of the structure could become destabilized and collapse.

Governor Cuomo calls it a “bizarre coincidence” that the opening of a span on a new bridge dedicated to his late father Saturday was postponed.

I wouldn't call it a coincidence, I would call it karma. Or maybe the Tappan tribe ancestors showing their displeasure.


Bill Viggiano

Williston Park

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