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Letter: New bridge could generate electricity

County Road 46, Shirley, 631-852-1313. 5-mile protected beach,

County Road 46, Shirley, 631-852-1313. 5-mile protected beach, campsites, saltwater fishing, waterfowl hunting (in season with license), beach camping, sand wheelchair, fishing and picnic areas, snack bar, disabled-accessible playground. Home of TWA 800 memorial. Parking fee daily May 28- Sept. 5: $16 nonresidents, $9 residents with Green Key card; seniors, free weekdays, $9 weekends with Green Key card. Credit: Newsday photo / Nina Ruggiero

Consultant John Turner has suggested placing solar panels on a bridge that Suffolk County officials are planning for Smith Point Park [“Solar panel idea pushed for bridge,” News column, May 29].

Turner also suggested placing panels on the 7-mile grass median along William Floyd Parkway.

South Korea has built a 20-mile stretch of solar panels over bike lanes on the median along a six-lane divided highway between the cities of Daejeon and Sejong.

I agree that it makes sense to site our renewable energy projects in places where there is no adverse environmental impact. Hopefully, Suffolk public works officials will get on board.

Sid Bail

Wading River

Editor’s note: The writer is the president of the Wading River Civic Association.