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    The 16,000-feet long bridge (3 miles, or 4.8 km) was built from 1952 to 1955 over the Hudson River at one of its widest points. It was replaced by the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, with all the traffic being shifted after its opening in 2017.

    The famous Tappan Zee Bridge in New York was demolished by a controlled explosion on Wednesday. The old bridge between Westchester and Rockland Counties could not handle intense traffic because of its low load-carrying capacity.

    While the eastern half of the Tappan Zee has been dismantled, the western part of the bridge is still standing, slated to be destroyed by the end of the year.

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