We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Remains to be seen if New Yorkers will accept the new name. I don't see any evidence that anyone who lives around these parts will call it anything but the Tappan Zee. No need for the superfluous "Bridge".
I guess the old bridges will all come down to be replaced with cookie cutter suspension bridges. You'd think someone could come up with something different for the piers because they are all variations on the same theme.