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State to present Ketchikan with less expensive Gravina bridge plans

...has opted to give part of the federal funds to the Gravina bridge and the rest to other projects statewide. Alaska's...Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who championed the Gravina bridge and Knik Arm span in Anchorage as chairman of the...
Gravina bridge in state DOT plans

KETCHIKAN - Plans for Alaska's so-called Bridge to Nowhere are long scrapped, but the state continues to look for ways to improve access between the Panhandle town of Ketchikan and its airport on nearby Gravina Island.
Gravina bridge drives development

While I agree that the Gravina Bridge seems like a "bridge to nowhere" and there are other projects that probably need the money, especially Ketchikan's water delivery...
Oppose Gravina bridge

My philosophy of life being a Alaskan Native.
Are Gravina bridge backers willing to use general fund money?

When sane public officials do the math, there's a greater probability monkeys will fly across Tongass Narrows before Ketchikan residents can drive across it. If Alaskans want to update the price tag on the Gravina Island Bridge, they need look no further than the newly opened Tacoma Narrows Bridge. I
State likely to ditch Gravina bridge for ferry

The state's top transportation official said a ferry is the most likely option for improved access between Ketchikan and its airport on Gravina Island.
It's not time to build the Gravina bridge

"Never!" is the answer to the editorial lifted from the Ketchikan Daily News into the Juneau Empire opinion page on March 7 - "Not now, not ever!"
Don't spend Gravina money yet

...Before Ketchikan residents and their representatives get too strident criticizing Gov. Sarah Palin over canceling the Gravina bridge project, we should remember she agreed with Ketchikan's Sen. Bert Stedman and Rep. Kyle Johansen to put $46...
Road funding is an expensive shell game

I find it quite interesting that the state Department of Transportation commissioner has recommended dumping the Gravina bridge, in part claiming that the costs of construction have risen 20 percent per year in the last several years. Nevertheless...
Gravina property owners ask for road, ferry money

...Department of Transportation for $20 million worth of roads and ferry developments. Critics have called the proposed Gravina bridge a bridge to nowhere, and "the easiest way to take care of that is to make 'somewhere' out of it," said Steve...


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