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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.

Rob Glenn
Ketchikan, AK - 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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