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Town supervisor suggests naming new bridge for Pete Seeger

GREENBURGH – The new Tappan Zee Bridge should be named in honor of the memory of Pete Seeger, who died on Monday night at age 94, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said Tuesday.

When one thinks of the Hudson River and the environment, the first person to come to mind is Pete Seeger, Feiner said.

“He fought very hard for a cleaner Hudson River and he was out there promoting a cleaner Hudson River before many others and I think naming the bridge for Pete Seeger would be inspirational, and every time I cross the bridge and other people cross the bridge, we would think of actual steps that we can take that would make the Hudson River cleaner and more environmentally friendly,” Feiner said.

The town supervisor said he would suggest to the governor and the state legislature to name the bridge in Seeger’s memory.

Years after their deaths, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge was renamed the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in memory of the father and son, Hamilton Fish and Hamilton Fish Jr., both of whom served in the Congress.

The Mid-Hudson Bridge connecting Highland and Poughkeepsie was renamed the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge several years ago as well.