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Jan. 27, 1990: Gov. (Mario) Cuomo says new Peace Bridge soon?

Reading through the pages of The Buffalo News from 25 years ago this week, the number of lightning rod issues which have plagued, and in some cases continue to plague, Western New York can easily become exasperating.

It was 25 years ago this week that News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy first reported on Gov. Mario Cuomo’s first indication that a new Peace Bridge could be built.

New bridge a possibility, state declares

Gov. (Mario) Cuomo unveiled plans today for a two-year study aimed at finding ways to relieve Niagara River bridge congestion, possibly with a new Peace Bridge.

Cuomo told about 100 officials gathered at Peace Bridge Authority offices that the study will explore a number of options, starting with improvements in customs and immigration processing.


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