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Real Facts About the Bridge
by Rick Grams


June 27, 2004

Most of us have seen or heard about the newspaper articles from the lower forty-eight. Too bad the figures are wrong. The Census Bureau reports that Ketchikan had a population of 14,070 people in the year 2000 .

We also verified last year that the bridge would not interfere with any graves on Pennock Island. As someone had mentioned, there are federal laws that prohibit such activity. We had this same discussion over a year ago. (Grams' Letter 03/10/03 and Hoff's Letter 03/10/03)

Those are the real facts.

Rick Grams
Ketchikan, AK - USA


Related Viewpoint:

The Proposed Bridge To Gravina by Don Hoff Jr - Hixson, TN - USA


Editor's Note:

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is preparing its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gravina Access Project and expects to issue the document in July 2004.

For more information and to read the official reports regarding the Gravina Access Project go to



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