Tappan Zee Bridge featured on TV documentaryPosted: Updated:
The Hudson Valley's most infamous bridge is featured in a new documentary airing on History, formerly known as the History Channel, Monday.
The Tappan Zee Bridge will be in the spotlight for its long history of problems. The bridge became the focus of a new show called "The Crumbling of America" after History began investigating 70,000 bridges the government deemed structurally deficient.
"I can't think of any other bridge in the country that you drive over and wonder if a hole's going to open up and swallow your car," says Leg. Ed Day, who was interviewed for the show.
The deteriorating bridge has had several structural problems and is in need of constant repairs. It has already been chosen for replacement, but work has not yet started and the bridge continues to support 140,000 vehicles a day.
Day says he hopes the national attention will pressure the government to start work on a new bridge immediately.