Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge: Is the new Tappan Zee Bridge really on time and on budget?
The Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge won't be finished any time soon. But perhaps it should be. A review of Thruway Authority bond statements and the design-build contract the agency signed with Tappan Zee Constructors is raising new questions about whether the picture of the $3.9 billion Hudson River crossing is as rosy as the state suggests. "It is on time and it is on budget, which is something we're excited about," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo last August, parroting an oft-repeated refrain from offic