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Andrew Cuomo resignation: Calls to rename bridge named for late father amid sexual misconduct allegations

When New York state named the Tappan Zee Bridge’s $four billion alternative in 2017, residents have been already griping about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s shock transfer to honor his father, the late three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo.

However now that the governor is resigning amid a storm of sexual harassment allegations, the push to revive the outdated identify is gaining power, in accordance with native media.

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2017 photo, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

FILE – On this Aug. 24, 2017 picture, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a ribbon chopping ceremony for the brand new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, changing the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y.  (AP Photograph/Seth Wenig, File)

State lawmakers on either side of the aisle are becoming a member of the push to revive the outdated identify for the bridge, which crosses the Hudson River in Tarrytown, N.Y.

Republican state Assemblyman Michael Lawler, a frequent Cuomo critic, had launched renaming laws again in March – nicely earlier than the governor introduced his resignation – that’s getting renewed consideration on either side of the aisle. 

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A section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge is brought down with explosives in this view from Tarrytown, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A piece of the outdated Tappan Zee Bridge is introduced down with explosives on this view from Tarrytown, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photograph/Seth Wenig)

“The renaming of the Tappan Zee Bridge was a beauty self-importance undertaking of Andrew Cuomo,” left-wing Assemblywoman Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, who represents the identical space the place Cuomo grew up, instructed the New York Put up Wednesday. “Given our approaching change from the regime of the administration to a brand new chapter, I feel it’s acceptable to have a clear slate in a number of ways in which embrace returning the bridge to its former identify.”

The original bridge, foreground, has been demolished.

The unique bridge, foreground, has been demolished.

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Ed Day, the Republican county govt in Rockland, instructed the Hudson Valley information outlet Lohud that the landmark bridge was renamed with none enter from the individuals who lived close to it – a lot of whom nonetheless discuss with it because the Tappan Zee Bridge, no matter what the signal says.

“With the governor’s workplace to quickly have a brand new occupant, there has by no means been a greater time to revive the identify of the Tappan Zee Bridge than proper now,” he instructed the outlet.

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Nevertheless it might be a case of the daddy being punished for the sins of the son.

Mario Cuomo ruled New York for 3 phrases between 1983 and 1994. He died in 2015, two years earlier than the brand new bridge was accomplished.

The Tappan Zee identify comes from 17th Century Dutch colonists, named after a gaggle of Native Individuals who used to reside within the space and the Dutch phrase for sea.

The unique bridge has been demolished.

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