Governor’s Initial is Missing, So New Bridge Signs Need Fix

Sign for bridge missing the middle initial of Governor Mario M. Cuomo. (Googlemaps)

What’s in a name? Or in the case of New York’s new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, what’s not in it?

The state Department of Transportation said Thursday that roughly year-old signs for the long suburban bridge are being patched over because the former governor’s middle initial is missing.

Department spokesman Joseph Morrissey says it’s being done “to ensure every sign reflects the official name of the new bridge.”

It’s not immediately clear how many signs are involved or how much the fixes will cost. The Journal News first reported them.

The nearly $4 billion bridge over the Hudson River opened last year. It replaced the former Gov. Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge.

Lawmakers and current Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to name the new span after his late father.

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