Thursday, June 9, 2016

Verazano ... we know it's wrong, but....

In this July 19, 2009 file photo, the Australian naval frigate HMAS Sydney passes under North America's longest suspension bridge.
Despite a new petition drive to make it right — the bridge is named for 16th-century Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano (two Z's) — the state authority that controls the span has stubbornly held to the one Z position it's taken for years: We know it's wrong, but we're not changing it.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say it would simply be too expensive to change all the signs, brochures, maps and websites. Changing the name of New York's Triborough Bridge to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in 2008, for example, reportedly cost the state $4 million.
We know it's wrong but we're not changing it.

How many governmental and personal aspects of life does that cover?

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