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Letter: Hovercraft a cheaper mode for Sound

The Sound Bridge, which would have connected Bayville

The Sound Bridge, which would have connected Bayville to Rye in Westchester County, was one of the most notable projects and potential developments on Long Island that didn't pan out. Credit: Newsday / Julia Gaines

There is a much simpler and less expensive alternative to building a bridge across Long Island Sound [“Tunnel will require vision and resolve,” Opinion, Jan. 19].

During trips, it was my amazing experience to take a hovercraft across the English Channel to France. It covered the 26 miles in less than 50 minutes. It was larger and much faster than the ships that take vehicles and passengers across the Sound from Port Jefferson and Orient.

They did not require expensive docking, but simply utilize concrete ramps. The other advantage is that such craft are not be tied to one location. Here, they could go all the way out to Bridgeport as an alternative. Think of the time that would save.

Brian Keane, Patchogue

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