24 July 2015

25 Miles from the Statue of Liberty

Summertime trips in our area often mean crossing the unique Tappan Zee Bridge. A few years back, NPR's Planet Money posted a great story explaining that the bridge is built in a terrible place for building a bridge. Why was it built there? Because it is more than 25 miles away from the Statue of Liberty.

Well, when I heard that Rutgers Press had a new book out by Philip Plotch called "Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject" it spurred me on to check out the 25 mile limit. Well, that pesky 25-mile line sure is in just the wrong spot. Check out the maps below to see for yourselves:

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