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Concerning the Gravina Bridge
by Stephen Smeltzer


May 11, 2004

This is one time I have to agree with Don Hoff Jr., and the others who have spoken out against this Pork Barrel Project. I have been against the Gravina bridge for over 20 years. Not only is this a free ride for the folks that have land on Gravina, but also for the few lazy people that don't want to take a short ferry ride to work. I've taken flak with that statement before, but as a school teacher once said, "they say the truth hurts." It's funny, for so many years people have whined about getting a hard link to the airport, now there are people who are against it.

Live with it people, Ketchikan is still too small a town for a $230M+ bridge to the airport. It's not like the old days when we had to fly to Annette to catch the jet out of town. In a few minutes you are at the airport. Try living in Seattle, Anchorage, or even Chicago and say that. Although for those of you that have to have tons of luggage, a baggage cart system like on the State ferrys would be a nice addition.

That's my opinion!

Stephen Smeltzer
Juneau, AK - USA


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