01/18/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Study: NY Infrastructure Woes Threaten Northeast

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch warned Thursday that the entire Northeast is threatened by rapidly deteriorating New York City bridges and that the state has "no credible strategy" to pay for already announced mega-projects.

Critical to transit into and around New York City is the long-delayed replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge, built in 1955 when it carried one-tenth of its current volume, and the Kosciusko Bridge, the pre-World War II span that carries the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between the two boroughs.

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