The shared-use path will be located on the northern span of the bridge and its end points in South Nyack and Tarrytown will accommodate bicycle and pedestrian connections. Parking and visitor facilities will also be provided.

“The New NY Bridge is a transformational project that will make travel safer and more efficient for residents and visitors,” said governor Andrew Cuomo.

He added: “These community additions will make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to take advantage of the new bridge, and add new amenities on both sides of the Hudson. Today’s announcement provides yet another addition to the New NY Bridge’s overall vision of a 21st century infrastructure network.”

The total cost of the New NY Bridge project is US$3.98 billion. The design-build contractor for the new bridge is Tappan Zee Constructors, a consortium that includes Fluor, American Bridge, Granite, and Traylor Bros, along with design firms HDR, Buckland & Taylor, URS and GZA.