Tappan Zee Bridge

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says cashless tolls will be installed at Thruway toll plazas in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties by the end of the year.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will handle traffic for the first time Friday night after four years of construction.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened the first span of the new Thruway bridge over the Hudson River, known as the Tappan Zee Bridge and to be renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, on Thursday. But questions still linger over how, ultimately, the bridge will be paid for.

Crane Collapses On Top Of Tappan Zee Bridge

Jul 19, 2016
David Leibstein / AP

A giant crane toppled off the new Tappan Zee Bridge being constructed north of New York City and collapsed across the busy span it is replacing, halting traffic Tuesday afternoon on the key suburban highway crossing.