Petition to Change the Name of New Tappan Zee Bridge (Again)
Some people are refusing to call the new Tappan Zee Bridge by its new name. The new name is the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. It is named after a former New York State Governor and the current Governor's father. When the bridge originally opened in 1955 it went by the official name of the Governor Malcolm Wilson–Tappan Zee Bridge. Eventually, people shortened it in conversation to just Tappan Zee Bridge.
There are many people who a) refuse to call it any other thing than the Tappan Zee Bridge and b) are upset that the legislation that went to a vote was tied into one of those bills that had to get passed before the state senate took their break.
What do you think? Keep it the Tappan Zee Bridge, it is a name that has worked since 1955? Someone has started a petition at Change.org to change the name from the Governor Mario M. Cuomo bridge back to the Tappan Zee Bridge. So far, more than 40,000 people have signed the petition.
What do you think?