By Bob Allen
September 17, 2005
Just because Juneau got a bridge does not mean this is good for Ketchikan. Juneau like Ketchikan has a lot of land that is accessible on it's own ground.
Don't be mislead by the politicians who say this will create growth, they are the ones who own land over there. Don't believe them when they say this will be more efficient than the airport ferry. What happens in the winter when you can't get across the bridge because the winds are too strong? See the plane can take off into the south but this bridge runs east and west, fully exposing you to the SE winds. You very well may miss a flight. How about those who live north of town. that will be quite the drive for them. It may take an hour to get to the airport. Might was well live in a big city.
And to claim it will create growth and expansion? Ok well would a road to the mainland not create business? Would it not bring RVs to Ketchikan? How about the hotels and gas stations needed along the road? There are alot more oportunities for growth and expansion to the mainland than to Gravina Island.
I read one of the lower 48 politicians statement about the bridge. They said that the critics don't realize that this bridge leads to an international airport. My question to that politician is, when can I catch the next flight to Canada?
So don't be mislead by these guys. Do you plan to jump off the bridge if they say they will?
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