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Ridiculous bridges
By Charlotte Tanner


February 09, 2006

The Knik Arm Bridge is a bigger disaster than the "Bridge to Nowhere".

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.

Charlotte Tanner
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.



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