This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK –– Gov. Cuomo announced the opening date for the new Tappan Zee Bridge Thursday morning.

The first span of the new Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge will open on August 25, Cuomo said at a breakfast event in New York City.

The bridge named after Cuomo’s father and former New York governor will cost nearly $4 billion. Traffic on the current, aging Hudson River crossing will move onto to the new one beginning in late August.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.