Expect High Taxes
By Rob Glenn
July 30, 2005
The Bridge... finally we get to see what is envisioned. Boy is
that ugly! So much for that natural untouched Alaska.
What happens in the winter
when the winds are blowing so hard? Will they close the bridge
to traffic? In Michigan cars have been blown off the Mackinaw
Bridge at high winds. Will the bridge builders take this into
consideration? Or is that something that later as the bridge
is being built will be thought of?
What will the real cost of
this bridge be? That is really the bottom line everyone realizes
including all those who are in favor of this bridge that this
brifge is going to cost way more than what they are saying it
is going to cost today.
How much is the federal money
really going to cover? And then who will take up the slack?
This is a big deal because
once you start building the bridge if you run out of funds, then
what? Half a bridge and stop? We have seen time and again that
nothing costs what they say it will.
If it goes through, and the
bridge is built, expect high taxes.
Ketchikan, AK - 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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