Cynthia Nixon Releases Statement on Tappan Zee Bridge Structural Concerns
New York, NY – Cynthia Nixon released the following statement on reports that engineers fear collapse of a piece of the old Tappan Zee bridge, and decided today to postpone the scheduled opening of a new span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge indefinitely. Governor Andrew Cuomo held a celebratory ribbon cutting of the new bridge span on Friday.
“Safety has to come above all else, and the Governor needs to be fully transparent about what happened here. A ribbon cutting ceremony should not have been held if the bridge span was not yet safe. There are real, reasonable questions about whether this bridge span opening was accelerated to aid the Governor’s campaign. Governor Cuomo needs to answer those questions swiftly, and allow for an expedited FOIL process. There must also be an investigation.”