By Chuck Taylor

If you’ve ever traveled the New York State Thruway across the Hudson River, then you’ve taken a ride across the Tappan Zee Bridge. Opened in 1955, the bridge connected Rockland and Westchester Counties and carried about 138,000 vehicles every day across the river at one of its widest points about 25 miles north of Manhattan. However, a new span has been under construction since 2013, and is now open in both directions. That means the old bridge is now closed, and ready for demolition.

To mark the end of its service, a 1929 Model A Phaeton was escorted by police, as the last vehicle to cross the Tappan Zee. Seth Kestenbaum, the owner of the vehicle, owns the claim to being the last person to cross the bridge.



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