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Bridge board OKs big raises for executives

...ranged 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...
Sarah Palin rides voter anger over corruption

...a 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...
State in a dither over road funding

...submitted to the public for comment, Manly said. Congress withdrew the two controversial earmarks for Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge and Anchorage's Knik Arm bridge after a national outcry over the projects, criticized as "bridges to...
Juneau Road project moves into new realm

...dealt with many projects that are this costly," Epstein said. The Juneau Access Project now exceeds Ketchikan's Gravina Island "Bridge to Nowhere" in cost. Other likely mega-projects in Alaska include the Knik Arm Bridge and the proposed...
Session ended well for Juneau

The Alaska Legislature didn't need help from Juneau's weather to turn into a rainmaker before wrapping up its regular session last week.
Northwest Digest

...with other state highway priorities. A congressional conference committee plans to strip the earmarks from Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge project and Anchorage's Knik Arm crossing, but will send the money - now authorized at more than $450...
Murkowski outlines plan for controversial bridges spend the money. In announcing his proposed budget, Murkowski said he wants to use $91 million for Ketchikan's Gravina Island Bridge project in the fiscal year beginning in July. The two-bridge project - dubbed the "Bridge to Nowhere...
Looking back and forward near you in the New Year too. While Gov. Palin has officially stopped the state's involvement in Ketchikan's Gravina Island Bridge project, she has thankfully continued to support the Lynn Canal Highway. Those who just don't want this...
Alaska editorial: Palin transition team's findings are unsettling

...did work up to the end of his term to move the project forward. The former governor also moved ahead with Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge project. The 12-member transition team compiled a six-inch report that states: "Statewide, these...
Bridge-supporting 'nobodies' fight on makeover. The governor says Alaska's national image has been beaten down by distorted views of Ketchikan's Gravina Island bridge project, plus Anchorage's own "nowhere" bridge - the $600 million Knik Arm Crossing - and the annual...


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