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Comparing the Big Dig & Gravina/Pennock Island Bridge
by Don Hoff Jr.


April 16, 2004

To rebut Mr. Ferry's comparison to the Big Dig tunnels in Boston, Mass. and Gravina Island-Pennock Island proposed bridge to no-where... It's apples and oranges, there are huge differences and different times. The tunneling in Boston is a necessity because of its large population and massive traffic jams. Whereas, Ketchikan has no population for the 200 million dollars plus bridge that you don't need. You have efficient ferry boats to take passengers back and forth to the airport.

Your own Republican President George W. Bush wants to cut out the Pork Barrel projects that are a waste of tax payers dollars. The Transportation Equity Act Bill is over $256 billion. President Bush is going to Veto if the legislators pass this budget bill. There are more worthwhile projects to spend my tax dollars on rather than a bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island. We have a war to pay for, troops to feed, bombs to make and land a man on Mars.

We don't want to desecrate any more Indian graves that are all over Pennock Island. That is what will happen if the bridge goes through Pennock Island. More Roads!

Don Hoff Jr.
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Gravina Bridge by Thomas Ferry - Ketchikan, AK - USA



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