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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...
Consider the Unknowns

...legislators are asking themselves questions like these: Would this bridge be serving a population, living mostly on the Juneau...necessities regardless of income. I have seen numbers for this bridge ranging from $71 million to $135 million. What is...
Pieces come together on the new bridge crossing Lawson Creek

...50-foot-long bridge across Lawson Creek. Once complete, this bridge will provide a secure crossing over a historically unreliable...creek has) been the most treacherous." Installation of this bridge is another step forward for the local nonprofit organization...
Stop the waste and embarrassment

...Nathan in the letters to the editor with his comments on the bridge to nowhere. I think the national press coverage on this bridge proposal made us look pretty stupid and terribly greedy to the rest of the country. My goodness, what a stretch to...
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...
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...
Bridge is a waste

...airport and very few actual residents that live there year-round. There are just a few greedy opulent people wanting this bridge to nowhere built for their own personal gain. There are no roads or businesses on Gravina Island and no valid reasons...
Bridge too hazardous

...of those intersections far safer. Then consider tapping into our little $462M bonus transportation fund to replace this bridge with a safe, 4-lane version. I don't think the budget watchdogs down south will complain about this one. Bob...


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