By Charlotte Tanner
February 09, 2006
The Knik Arm Bridge is a bigger disaster than the "Bridge
What is it with these people and their inane support for these
ridiculous bridges that mostly just connect to land that is owned
by our state politicians or friends thereof?
As I understand it, the Knik Arm is something of a tidal bore
and the skills of engineering required to design a bridge that
can withstand the current in this arm are not easily found.
Not to mention the actual building of the bridge, why our own
ferry dock had to be built twice because the current hadn't been
taken into account the first time. Nor would maintaining a bridge
that could withstand the Knik Arm's conditions be a simple matter.
Let's use this "transportation" money for some practical
things, such as the Marine Highway, and existing highways that
are in need of maintenance, instead of all this pork that our
Senators and Representative find so tasty.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Charlotte Tanner came
to Ketchikan in 1968 on the M/V Wickersham. She lived in Petersburg
for 16 years, and returned to Ketchikan in 1994. She has raised
two children who are now in college, and are members of KIC.
Tanner is an artist, she has two dogs, and she is a gardener.
Arm Crossing Will benefit Entire State by Sen. Charlie Huggins
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