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On the Trails: Trailside scrapbook

...the wooden bridge there is a very new bridge over a small rivulet that flows down to the main creek. Surprisingly, this bridge is an arch made of reinforced concrete, faced with stone. It is expected to last much longer (possibly hundreds of...
Alaska Editorial: Knik bridge still doesn't pass the need test

...manifest destiny, many see opportunity of one sort or another.But no one has made a solid case that Alaska needs this bridge. Hence no bridge.Yet those who support the bridge cannot seem to give up the idea. Some of that is understandable...
Ketchikan bridge is desecration bridge

...federal tax-payer dollars to build this bridge is up from $230 million estimates...Kwaan (Cape Fox people). If this bridge is built it will further desecrate...Tenn. I have personally seen this bridge, which is 95 percent complete...
Transportation bill means hundreds of millions for Alaska

...bridges to nowhere. Naming the bridge after Young spurred more criticism. "I am outraged that Chairman Young thinks this bridge to nowhere is an appropriate use of taxpayer money, but I believe that naming this boondoggle after himself is a perfect...
Alaska in line for jump in highway spending

...taxes at the time had considered such projects wasteful, there would have been no westward expansion, Stevens said. "This bridge is essential to the expansion of this city, of Southcentral," Stevens said. "We have the inlet on two sides, the...
Opinions differ wildly on Knik Arm bridge

...citizens of Anchorage and Mat-Su," says a comment from Anchorage's Paul Nangle. "One hundred years from now, this bridge will be a river bringing people into our city and returning them to their homes in the Valley." Consultants now are...
Gravina project an affront to Natives

...the proposed $240 million bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island to get the products of logging to Ketchikan. This bridge will also further desecrate our Tribal graves on Pennock Island. In my opinion, this is a master plan of a few opulent...
Let Ketchikan decide

...thousands of people in New Orleans outweighs the needs of a few Alaskans. Ketchikan seems to have been waiting for this bridge for some time. It's possible that they can wait a little longer. So here's my proposition. Why not let the Ketchikan...
Planning Commission OKs bridge redesign

...said Commissioner Jim Scholz, who voted for the proposal. "But I think we have to look at the predominant user of this bridge and that's the automobile user." Bicycle riders said the plan would endanger cyclists and pedestrians. The plan's...
Oppose Gravina bridge

...because their families could not afford to be buried at Bay View Cemetery. Greed by a few opulent people are pushing this bridge to Pennock Island. We as Alaskan Natives have to stop all this inter-tribal fighting amongst ourselves. The enemy...


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