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Walk the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

Location Trip Time Travel Type
New York 1.5 hour

Westchester Landing

Welcome to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. You are now at the Westchester Landing, and the start of the bicycle/pedestrian path, located less than a mile from downtown Tarrytown. The Landing features a Welcome Center, outdoor pavilion, interpretive displays, and public art. Restrooms are in the Welcome Center, which also includes an interactive kiosk to learn more about local attractions and restaurants. If you came by car, please remember there is a maximum 4-hour limit in the parking lot. Path rules and regulations are posted near the entrance. This bridge is named in honor of Mario Cuomo, the fifty-second governor of New York State and a progressive leader who believed in the power of government to improve people's lives. The twin-span cable-stayed bridge spans three miles across one of the widest parts of the Hudson River, making it New York's longest crossing. Flanked by long approaches, the visually-striking main span of the bridge establishes an iconic gateway to the majestic Hudson Valley. A key feature of the bridge is the shared bicycle and pedestrian path you are on, which, at three-point-six miles, is the longest of its kind in the nation. Six scenic overlooks are situated along the way, each with a unique theme and design developed in concert with the community. We invite you to take a few moments to pause at the overlooks, take in the views and learn about the rich history of the Hudson Valley at the kiosks located at each overlook. On your walk today, you will find pieces of art at various points along and near the path. All were created by New York artists through a partnership between the New York State Thruway Authority, ArtsWestchester and the Arts Council of Rockland. Here at the landing you can see the largest piece, titled "Current." Conceived by Brooklyn artist and architect Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, this dynamic sculpture--with its 12 steel arches topped with glass fins--celebrates progress and transformation. Integrated technologies allow for light animations that are triggered by the hour of day and the activity of pedestrians and cyclists. Reclaimed steel elements from the decommissioned Tappan Zee Bridge provide a foundation for the sculpture and are integrated into its triangular arches.

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