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Department moving away from 'bridge to nowhere'

...the most fiscally responsible alternative for access.Improving access between Ketchikan and its airport on nearby Gravina Island has long been an issue; without a so-called hard link, like a bridge, public access is available by ferry.Asked...
State calls for appeals against Vallenar Bay timber sale

...Vallenar Bay unit of the Southeast State Forest on Gravina Island are due by May 27.The Ketchikan Daily News reported...Vallenar Bay area from the existing road system on Gravina Island by constructing a forest road from the Lewis Reef...
Company plans new tech for mine near Ketchikan

...then might build a production plant in the Ketchikan area. He has visited possible plant sites in Ward Cove and on Gravina Island. "A production plant could employ tens of people at really high-paying jobs."McKenzie explained with the newly...
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...
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...invested so much time and energy into this one."At its peak, the Southeast timber industry boasted lumber mills on Gravina Island and in Wrangell and Haines. Hoonah's Icy Straits Lumber and Milling was much larger, Cole said. In the late 1980s...
Opinion: DOT's highways to nowhere of the most egregious examples of waste is the Gravina Island Access project. It's only accessible if you take...we'll have nothing more than a dead end like the Gravina Island road.We can be sure of two things. Building it won't...
Murkowski questions China's shellfish ban

...geoducks harvested in the Middle Gravina Island area of southeast Alaska and high...Washington state.The Middle Gravina Island harvest area is a stretch of about 2 miles on the west side of Gravina Island. Other Gravina Island geoduck-harvest...
State | AK legislature
Senate throws its support behind pair of Southeast mining projects

...Wales Island.The second amendment does the same for the Niblack mine project - also on Prince of Wales - and the Gravina Island Industrial Complex near Ketchikan."Bokan represents an unsurpassed opportunity for Alaska to furnish materials...
State | AK legislature
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...
Former Tongass Ranger boat has Ketchikan roots

...Built in 1930 at the U.S. Forest Marine Station on Gravina Island's Clam Cove, the 47-foot vessel was launched...ranger boats, Rangers 6-10, were built at the Gravina Island Marine Station.The marine station had been built...


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