Governor Andrew Cuomo Renames the Bear Mountain Bridge
Why does Governor Cuomo feel the need to rename New York State bridges?
He's done it again! After renaming the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the "Mario M. Cuomo Bridge" in honor of his father, it appears that the Gov has gone bridge-naming happy, this time renaming the Bear Mountain Bridge. The drone footage of this bridge over the Hudson River is gorgeous.
An article in the Putnam Daily Voice states that Governor Cuomo has just given the Bear Mountain Bridge its new official name in honor of Purple Heart recipients and has now been officially named, "The Purple Heart Veterans Memorial Bridge" and you can't argue with that.
The 2,255 foot long suspension toll bridge over the Hudson connects Rockland and Orange counties. Originally opened in 1924, it was the first bridge to transport vehicles over the river between New York and Albany. If you were the governor, what official name would you have chosen for the Bear Mountain Bridge?
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