Bridge is to the future of
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
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.
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
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 www.krbd.org
- Friday - July 29, 2005
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