Tappan Zee means the Tappan Sea in Dutch. My Dutch ancestors living in Tappan thought that the Hudson River, which is three miles wide here, is big enough to be considered a sea.
The bridge has a minor part in the story that I just wrote, called “At the Submarine Races”.
The link is to a bridge cam looking towards Nyack and home. I captured the image on the left to show you what it looks like at 3:50pm. I won’t actually get to the bridge until about 4:20pm and it will be pretty much stopped.
My truck has 160,000 miles on it and is ten years old, but the air conditioner still works, thank goodness!