The Historical Society of Rockland County and Clarkstown 225th Anniversary Committee will be hosting The Tappan Zee Bridge: Transforming Rockland County, a film screening and discussion on Thursday, October 20, 7:30 pm, at the HSRC Community Room, 20 Zukor Road, in New City.
After the screening, the floor will open for a discussion about the impact the bridge has had on people and places in the county and how the new bridge might affect the community.
Built during a time of great optimism in America, the Tappan Zee Bridge led Rockland County into the era of the automobile. Along with the New York State Thruway, the bridge enabled Rockland County to modernize its roads and support a highway system that would tie it to the rest of the country. Cutting-edge building techniques anchored the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson and connected two shores where only ferries had once made the crossing.
This event is free, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 634-9629.