The most significant permanent impacts of the new bridge to South Nyack are:
Reduction in tax ratables
The taking of properties will result in a reduction of tax revenue for the Village, Orangetown, school district, and fire district. This means that everyone else’s taxes will go up to make up for the loss.
The new South Broadway overpass will have more severe curves in it, potentially making it more susceptible to accidents.
The new TZB will be substantially taller through South Nyack. The “long-span” option is even taller than the “short-span” option. Several homes on Ferris and Bight Lanes will have their views of the river completely blocked.
The new South Broadway overpass will be taller than the existing overpass. It will also have some sort of superstructure above the overpass. This will make it much more visually prominent.
The new shared-use path on the new bridge begins at the South Broadway overpass. (There is no direct connection to the Esposito Trail.) If the path becomes very popular, people may wish to park their cars in South Nyack, so they can then walk or bike on the path. The State has not conducted any studies predicting how many people will likely use the path and how many will likely drive to and park in South Nyack. There is no parking lot planned for near the path, so out-of-town path users drivers would have to park on local streets.