08 Nov '11, 1pm

Tapping the Tappan Zee for Wind

Cassi Alexander for The New York Times The Tappan Zee Bridge, which bears far more traffic than it was designed for and is due to be replaced. Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge, which carries the New York State Thruway across the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland Counties, is expected to be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the New York region in coming years. Some experts have suggested including some green features, like tracks for commuter trains or a bus rapid transit lane. Paul Feiner, the town supervisor in Greenburgh in Westchester County, also has a green idea: wind turbines. Mr. Feiner says he wants a bridge that would “generate excitement.” Wind turbines would inspire the thousands of people who use it daily to conserve energy or embrace renewable energy, he suggests. It could even be a tourist destination. The idea of replacing the bridge h...

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