December 15, 1955 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

65 years ago on December 15th, 1955

The old Tappan Zee Bridge opens to traffic, crossing the Hudson River at one of its widest points and becoming the longest bridge in New York State

The bridge carried more traffic than expected and outlasted its original 50 year term of service, and was replaced by a new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2017.


More events from December 15th in New York History

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

9 years ago
The Office of Emergency Management Will Test the Cell Phone Alert System in NYC

9 years ago
Happy Birthday, Wall Street Bull!

3 years ago
NYC Aims to Bring Dockless Bike Share to Outer Boroughs

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 68°F in 2015
Record Low: 8°F in 1874

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