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Friendly discourse is the American way
By Patrick Branco


February 20, 2006
Monday AM

Mr. Warner, I will keep this short and sweet... You could not have done a more eloquent argument for the bridge you pretend to hate. You advised me to move to San Francisco if I wanted to pay the tolls to use the Golden Gate bridge. You are right, the toll is now $6 to cross the bridge but you only have to pay in one direction. Also, they don't charge you to walk across the bridge. But in Ketchikan you get to pay $5 a head each direction and God forbid you want to actually use a car to pick up friends, that will cost you well over $20. I love our airport and the ferry is pretty cool but to compare a toll-free bridge versus our current method is laughable.

Thanks again, I'm sure everyone else figured out the hole in your argument. Keep smiling. Friendly discourse is the American way. I truly respect your difference of opinion and I love the debate.

Patrick Branco
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: "An actual Ketchikan Resident."


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letter Dream or Nightmare? Ketchikan's Bridge to Nowhere By Robert D. Warner - Ketchikan, AK - USA



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