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Walker's actions back his words

...multiple megaprojects to the detriment of the entire state's transportation system. The most glaring example is the Gravina Island Bridge or "bridge to nowhere." The fact that this was considered at all and funds were expended exhibits a massive...
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...To allow cruise ships to pass and to withstand Lynn Canal weather, the bridge would resemble the never-built Gravina Island Bridge between Ketchikan and its airport. On the basis of cost, the state has not seriously considered bridging Lynn...
Transportation bill means hundreds of millions for Alaska

...the bill fairly recently, Hansen said. Ashdown's group has been particularly critical about the Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges, calling them bridges to nowhere. Naming the bridge after Young spurred more criticism. "I am outraged that...
Bridge board OKs big raises for executives

...from $450 million to $1.5 billion. It was blasted by critics in Congress last year along with Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge as "Bridges to Nowhere," with the projects becoming symbols of congressional pork spending. Jordan said the...
Sarah Palin rides voter anger over corruption

...chamber of commerce meeting in Wasilla, Knowles criticized Palin for supporting the Knik Arm Bridge, Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge and the road north out of Juneau instead of rebuilding the Parks Highway. Then when Knowles got to Juneau he promised...
A self-righteous editorial

...the Empire cannot. If I lived in Ketchikan, I would be dismayed about the negative national publicity about the Gravina Island bridge (much of which is hyperbole and misinformation) but having my Juneau neighbor "pile on" and beat me up over...
My turn: Savor your pork, fellow Alaskans, and sleep well

...just one of these bridges could help hundreds of thousands of people. It's tough to weigh the "need" for the Gravina Island bridge or Don Young's Way against the immediate and desperate needs in Pakistan. I would be proud to join with Sens...
Bridges may no longer be earmarked

...of their earmarks, but keep the same amount of highway funding for the state. That could mean delays for the Gravina Island bridge project in Ketchikan and the Knik Arm crossing in Anchorage if they have to compete with other Alaska highway projects...
Building priorities may be up for grabs

...committee are considering removing the earmarks for the Gravina Island bridge project in Ketchikan and the Knik Arm crossing near...bonds and it would serve more Alaskans than the Gravina Island bridge. Congress agreed in late July to include $233...
Alaska editorials: End of bridge earmarks leads to priorities

...transportation projects. The fact that the proposed Gravina Island bridge and Knik Arm crossing would have taken money from...Pole, have needs greater than construction of the Gravina Island bridge and the Knik Arm crossing. The governor and the...


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