Here's some unsurprising news: the Post is reporting that the state Thruway Authority is supporting the least expensive proposal for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The design is pictured above, and, interestingly, this was also the proposal most liked by Curbed readers, so perhaps that swayed the state's decision. The new bridge would cost around $3.14 billion, and the state is banking on approval of a $2.9 billion loan from the federal government to cover the majority cost of construction.
The Journal News/LoHud.com reports that the winning bid was submitted by Tappan Zee Constructors, a team that consists of Fluor Enterprise and American Bridge Co., the firm that built the original Tappan Zee Bridge.
· State Chooses Cheapest Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement [NYP]
· Thruway Head Backs $3.1B Tappan Zee Proposal; Vote set for 2 p.m. [LoHud]
· Here Now, Three Proposals for the Tappan Zee Bridge [Curbed]
· All Tappan Zee Bridge coverage [Curbed]