Bridges & Roads
By LeiLani Lake
June 25, 2007
It absolutely amazes me the amount of ruckus being made about
the 3 miles of road on Gravina and our "bridge to nowhere".
Give me a break - the bridge would not be going to nowhere is
goes somewhere depending on which island you are on at the
time. The airport and Ketchikan are both somewhere I believe.
If you looked at every bridge or road from a narrow point of
view there would be no roads or bridges anywhere. It all depends
on your point of view. Does anyone in Ketchikan really care about
a bridge or road in Tennessee? But they are built and the people
using them used our federal highway dollars to do so.
I was in Louisiana last year and from what I could see, the entire
lower portion of that state has one viaduct or another for use
as their road system. Call the road system a viaduct or a bridge
but I have never seen anything quite like it before. Louisiana
has the lowest living standard in our country, someone has to
pay for all these roads, and it is you and I along with all the
other tax paying people of our nation that pay for it.
In my opinion, Ketchikan should have the bridge and the road
and there should not be any question. We need the road for access
just like any other community wanting access to there surroundings
and in our case an airport that happens to be on another island.
Received June 25, 2007 - Published
June 25, 2007
About: "Ketchikan resident
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