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Bridge is to the future of Ketchikan
By Charles J. Reynolds


July 30, 2005

Wow what a beautiful bridge. I am one long time (and ago) Pennock Island resident who is all in favor of the bridge to somewhere. That illustration is gorgeous! Look Don the support nearest the shore is in the tidewater and the next one is well upland. No cemetery will be touched. If anything descendants will have easier access to pay respects and maintain the resting place of their ancestors. It is like a giant monument that you can look at and say "there lies my family member" without desecration.

The drumbeat of the nimbys (not in my backyard) and the bananas (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything) is resonating loud from the hills of Revillagigedo to the muskegs of Gravina. What do you think the Bananas and Sierra club will have to say about a highway and a bridge to the mainland? Gravina access will be nothing to them compared to crossing what is still truly the last American wilderness (and Canadian).

That bridge is to the future of Ketchikan. There is much potential for growth. Build it and they will come.

Charles J. Reynolds
Oak Creek, WI - USA


On the Web:

Plans, studies, public comments and other documents regarding the Gravina-Access Project.

Related news:

Ketchikan: Governor Praises Passage of Transportation Bill; Bill Includes Approximately $223 Million for Ketchikan's Bridge - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski today praised congressional passage of a landmark transportation bill and thanked the Alaska Congressional Delegation for their hard work on the measure. - More...
SitNews - Friday - July 29

Ketchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... With approximately $223 million for the Gravina Access Project included in a massive Highway Transportation Bill, state officials say construction on the bridge could begin within a few years. However, President Bush must first sign the bill and the State Legislature must approve about $65 million in state matching funds. Deanna Garrison reports.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - July 29, 2005




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