Money Hurdles Loom As New Tappan Zee Gets Enviro Clearance

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- Federal environmental clearance for the estimated $5.2 billion replacement of New York's Tappan Zee Bridge came as a sigh of relief for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, but critical financial challenges remain before the new span across the Hudson River can be built.

Cuomo said he was finally able to “exhale” after officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation capped a relatively rapid environmental review process with the announcement that initiatives to lessen the construction's impact were adequate. Construction of a new dual span north of...
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