Bridge to the Big Apple. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo floated the idea of constructing a bridge or underwater tunnel to cross the Long Island Sound and connect New York to Connecticut. Cuomo said he plans to ask for $5 million to formally explore the idea. Shortly after he was re-elected, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a $100 billion, 30-year transportation plan. Malloy’s plan does not include such a bridge or tunnel.