TARRYTOWN, N.Y. - Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined by Hillary Clinton and fellow politicians Friday at a ceremony celebrating the completion of a bridge named after his late father.
The second and final span of the Mario Cuomo Bridge is set to open to traffic on Saturday.
The bridge connects Westchester and Rockland counties.
The first span opened last year.
Cuomo says the full bridge will open on time and on budget.
"What this bridge shows, is that government has capacity, society has capacity. We can can confront our problems. We can solve our problems," Cuomo said.
"I couldn't help but think about that classic New York song, 'If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.' Well if you can build it here, you can build it anywhere. And it is time for the United States to take another look at what is being done here in New York," Clinton said.
It took five years of construction, and 7,000 workers to finally complete the project.
It replaces the old Tappan Zee Bridge which opened to traffic in 1955.