"Bridge to our future"...
By Charlotte Tanner
September 21, 2005
"Everybody calls it a bridge to nowhere. ... It's a bridge
to our future." Mike Salazar
I would submit to Mike Salazar,
that the "future" is already here, and easily accessed
by a number of Alaska Airline flights, or Alaska Marine Highway,
no need for any bridges. The "future" is in the lower
48 . I have visited the "future" many times, and have
found it wanting myself. I definitely do not need the future
here, I live in Alaska in an attempt to escape the future. However
if Mr. Salazar is so enamored of it, I suggest he move TO the
future, instead of trying to BRING the future to Ketchikan.
Ward Cove, AK - USA
spotlight has Alaska town uncomfortable By SEAN COCKERHAM
- Mike Salazar, the Ketchikan borough mayor, had just fielded
a call from Reader's Digest. Another reporter wanting to talk
about "the Bridge to Nowhere."
The proposed $315 million bridge
from this small Alaska city to a neighboring, nearly uninhabited
island has become a sensation. It's made Ketchikan famous, but
not in a way Salazar likes.
"It makes me frustrated
that we haven't been able to communicate our need well enough
for the rest of the United States to understand it," said
the mayor, who was first elected to the town council in 1976.
"Everybody calls it a
bridge to nowhere. ... It's a bridge to our future." - More...
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