TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The second span of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is now open.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday morning drove across the other side of the bridge, which leads to Westchester County and New York City. The Rockland County side across the Hudson River opened last year.

The governor says this bridge, which replaces the Tappan Zee, sends a message to the president and people frustrated with government.

“A wall is built to separate, but separation and division can never forge alliances, can never find consensus, can never find people, can never bring people together and can never make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Mr. President – stop your quest to build a wall and start building bridges,” said Cuomo, D-New York.

The governor says naming this bridge for his father, the longtime governor who died in 2015, is his way of saying “thank you” to him.

Hillary Clinton was also among the dignitaries on hand, but prior Cuomo gubernatorial opponent, Republican Rob Astorino, was not cheering. 

Cuomo then took the wheel in a car with presidential panache. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was not only a fellow governor, he was a Hudson Valley native.