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Home People 1970s Opponent of Rye-Oyster Bay Bridge is Dead

1970s Opponent of Rye-Oyster Bay Bridge is Dead

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(PHOTO: Artist rendering of the proposed Rye-Oyster Bay bridge. The bridge was proposed in 1965 and defeated in 1973 in part due to the efforts of Richard Mannix. Recently a "cross island tunnel was proposed.)

Richard Mannix, a former assemblyman from the Sound Shore who battled the proposed Rye-Oyster Bay bridge in the 1970s, died last Monday.

LoHud.com carried an obituary:

"[Mannix] who as an assemblyman in the 1970s helped defeat a controversial plan to build a bridge from Rye to Long Island, died at his Larchmont home Monday. He was 82…

As a freshman lawmaker, he championed legislation to block New York City planner Robert Moses from building the Rye-Oyster Bay Bridge over Long Island Sound.

The span proposed in 1965 would have created an eight-lane approach that crossed Rye Beach and bisected Rye. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller initially supported the proposal, but Mannix, a fellow Republican, and other vocal opponents argued it would do irreparable harm to the local environment and economy.

Rockefeller gave up on the project in 1973."

  1. just why is n.y. a third rate state with a futureless regional econ. ??!!gee whiz i wonder could it be that u r the infrastructural toilet bowl of north am.!!??!!maybe its because of the outrageous regressive hopeless oppressive atrocious tax es in your stupid st.!??!this was a major reason i left rye in 1993 hallelujah!here in the sunshine st. i don,t pay a dime of taxes to anybody plus being a veteran i have a homestead exemption.sure i had to sacrifice some cultural advantages in relocating to the west coast of fl. but hey i cry all the way to the bank!!!$$$.when wasa the last time your stupid st. built a major bridge ?? think got the answer thats rite 1964!! the smae yr. the beatles came to shea stadium!!albany has blood bespattered hands for the criminal negligence of its infrastructure which is why 1 95 bronx to n.h. conn. is the most traumaticc dangerous inefficient backed up delay prone muderous highway system in america !this dereliction of duty on the part of west. nassau fairfield counties will stink for a 1000 years a of course is a major reason both businesses and people are getting out of your dying putrefactive region of the n.e.!i think i stopped driving to l.i. in 1989 to see an alcoholic friend in long beach it was just too much of a schelp!here i can drive to a world class beach anyday of the week at 75mph and actually could do 80mph but alas my trusty toyota is a 1991 modelwith 166888 miles on the speedo so i don,t want to push my luck!just before i bolted futureless west. county i called my st. senator suzi creamcheese oppenheimer to discuss the already atrocious congestion on the hutch and 1 287 only to be informed retainers that it was no concern of theirs but that perhaps gov. patacki,s office could help address my questions!!ahh yes good ol 287 it should be renamed the road to hell and rockland county the back door to hell!listen what stooges like mannix did was to effectively trash your tax base especially in the sound shore area listen had that marvelous world famous bridge been built in 1971your property tax rate in rye would have been maybe 2 bits!!!its pussillaminous pipsqueaks like mammix and granger that n.y. is no longer an empire st. really i think a far more appropriate symbol of your moribund st. would be a garbage barge recall 1987 yes thats it the garbage barge state your empire landed in the trash barrell which always results a state that lets its infrastructure go to rack and ruin!the stupid state and the trecherous towns of rye oyster bay killed the goose that laid the golded egg and now get this fiscal fact thru your stultified mind the forfeiture of billions of dollars $$$$$$$ from the coffers of n.y.s. and i am not even mentioning the explosive growth of tourism in your region or the 40000 good paying prestigious transgenerational jobs forfeited when the assinine lamebrained decision to halt the monumental construction project a bridge which would have made u the undisputed empire st. attracting world wide adulation prestige and praise and would have actually eclipsed the iconographic brooklyn bridge in econ. and socio econ. $$$$ impact!so take a drive on your unsafe blood bespattered roads and highways remember to buckle up and oh yes just elect a cuomo and build a jail or prison i guess u could do that to doomsday and the stinking jails would never have enough room in them but tis is your perverse counterproductive bootless way of econ. stimulation in the greatest job killing state in america.!!

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