Mario Cuomo Bridge: an ITS hotbed

New York State’s Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, crossing one of the widest parts of the Hudson River, was completed this summer. The $3.98 billion, 3.1-mile-long twin-span structure, just 20 or so miles north of New York City, replaces the Tappan Zee Bridge.

It connects to the existing highway approaches of the New York State Thruway – on Interstates 87 and 287 – on both river banks…

It also carries a shared-use path (dedicated for bicycles and pedestrians) on its northern span.

There are built-in Weigh in Motion (WiM) systems to measure vehicle weights and traffic volume data.

Energy-efficient LED lighting is connected, allowing operators to remotely programme lights, schedule maintenance activities and show real-time trending of energy usage.

As well as digital highway signage to inform drivers of traffic disruptions and speed limit changes, there are digital lane control signs and real-time monitoring of road temperatures and local weather.