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APTOPIX Tappan Zee Bridge Demolition

After standing tall since 1955, New York's Tappan Zee Bridge goes boom


TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A big chunk of the old Tappan Zee Bridge has gone down in New York history.

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The eastern section of the 1955 bridge dropped straight down into the Hudson River as it was demolished with explosives on Tuesday morning.

After the billowing black smoke cleared, it remained about half submerged.

The remnants will be salvaged and recycled.


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