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Fears of Tappan Zee Bridge collapse pushes back traffic opening

September 08, 2018 - 7:41 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Engineers fear the remnants of the Tappan Zee Bridge could collapse on the new Mario Cuomo.

Authorities stopped traffic on the new structure early Saturday and prevented any boats from traveling below the bridges.

Construction workers claimed to have found a rusted structure on the old bride and voiced concerns about a possible collapse shortly after midnight.

Saturday was supposed to be the public opening for drivers to use the new Westchester-bound bridge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened the new structure, named for his father Gov. Mario Cuomo, on Friday.

There was no word as to when the new span might be open to traffic.