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Ferries vs Bridge
By Thomas Thrush


September 05, 2008

I agree on the main part of Ms. Lester's rebuttal to me about the funds. It should have been spent down here, but, how about making the remaining 2 or so miles of North Tongass highway, South Tongass highway, and the main road in town nice to drive on, all the way. And while they are at it make sure the piping is going to last more than a few months to dig the road up again.

As far as cost for the ferry, yes I complain when it increases, but I venture that there may be a cost to drive over a couple of bridges, and to park on the other side. You mentioned weather, well this is Southeast Alaska, you just never know what the day or the hour is going to bring. Weather again maybe a big factor driving the car across a bridge that will be very slick and icy. I don't think it's going to be wide enough for a pile up. I've never seen the ferry in a pile up even in the winter.

Ms. Lester is right, maybe the funds could support the ferries better, keep the cost down, maybe get a round trip out of it. But like was stated elsewhere on this forum, where and who will the bridge serve the most. Thank you for your comments.

Robert Glenn's reply to a post about Sen. Stevens, but may I ask who is your Senator? Thank you for your one dollar, we'll use it wisely.

Thomas Thrush
Ketchikan, AK


Received September 04, 2008 - Published September 05, 2008


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