Today I wrote a piece with my colleague, Greg Clary, about possible legal challenges that could delay plans to break ground on the new TZ Bridge this year.
From our story:
Phillip Musegaas, Hudson River program director at the environmental group Riverkeeper, said that the state has done a poor job of studying the waterway’s sturgeon, a prehistoric fish and a recent addition to the endangered species list. “Unfortunately, we may wind up in a legal battle over this,” he said. “We don’t think the current project should go forward the way it is. We don’t think it complies with environmental law, on a range of issues, everything from the lack of a mass transit option to how to deal with endangered species.
Do you think the TZ Bridge plan has been rushed, or do you think it’s about time it gets built? Do you think construction will actually start this year? Share your thoughts below.
(A view of the Tappan Zee Bridge, photographed March 30, 2012. Pilings are being driven into the Hudson to determine the soil conditions along various portions of the river. The work is part of the process of building a new Tappan Zee Bridge. ( Joe Larese/The Journal News )