The New York Thruway Authority has picked the lowest priced design option for a new Tappan Zee bridge north of New York City.

The new bridge is to replace the current Tappan Zee bridge about 20 miles north of New York City. The current one was built in the 1950s. Some of the reasons the authority has given for a needing a new bridge are the current bridge's high accident rate, excessive traffic, lack of emergency lane, and high costs of maintenance over the next 20 years.

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