• Drone video: Above Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on its first day

    Drone video: Above Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge on its first day

  • Video: Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge opens

    Video: Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge opens

  • Video: Bridge watchers react to the new bridge

    Video: Bridge watchers react to the new bridge

  • Video: New bridge, same traffic

    Video: New bridge, same traffic

  • Video: First cars drive over Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

    Video: First cars drive over Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

  • Video: The Mario M. Cuomo Bridge officially opens

    Video: The Mario M. Cuomo Bridge officially opens

  • Video: Take a drive across the just-opened bridge

    Video: Take a drive across the just-opened bridge

  • Video: 'Chick' Galella drives with Cuomo across the bridge

    Video: ‘Chick’ Galella drives with Cuomo across the bridge

Joey Febles couldn’t help but stare.

The Pearl River native was among the first Rockland-bound motorists to travel on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge hours after the first span was opened.

Although the Hudson River crossing was free of traffic around 8 a.m., Febles said he was in no rush to conclude his “very smooth” ride to the Rockland side.

Buy PhotoJoey Febles of Pearl River says he traveled on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge around 8 a.m. Saturday morning. He spoke at the Palisades Center alongside sister, Tiffany Marroquin, and her son, Niko, 7. (Photo: Michael D’Onofrio/The Journal News)

“I slowed down a little bit. I was going like 20 (mph) just soaking it in! … It looks very modern,” Febles said shortly after 10 a.m. as he was entering the Palisades Center with his sister, Tiffany Marroquin, and her son, Niko, 7.

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Days after a celebration marked the completion of the first span, four lanes were opened to traffic on the Mario at 5:35 a.m. Saturday.

Buy PhotoChristina and William Clow of White Plains traveld to the Palisades Center by taking their first trip across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Saturday. (Photo: Michael D’Onofrio/The Journal News)

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