Galinas explains that the bridge is highly used, and in an advancing state of disrepair. So why is it taking so long for anyone to do anything about it?
"New York State, after more than a decade of halfhearted attempts to start building a replacement, remains at least another decade away from finishing a new bridge-in fact, a half-decade away from even beginning the project. This failure reflects a lack of political will, a weakness that threatens the Empire State's capacity to grow."
She explains that the Tappan Zee "...was one of the last bridges to arise under a vanished American way of doing things: build stuff first, ask questions later."
"No governor today could build a massive public-works project with so little public input."