The Bridge from Hell.

9 06 2008

Ah, another Alaskan bridge.

Will the Knik Arm Bridge be our next infamous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’? Seems like we’re taking steps in that direction. The unholy trinity of Rep. Don Young, ex-Senator/ex-Governor Frank Murkowski, and ex-mayor George Wuerch saw to it that the concept of a bridge across Knik Arm (directly to the land at Pt. McKenzie held by various family and friends) got a big influx of cash. And the planning began. They planned and they planned. They got paid to plan, and they kept on planning.

$41.5 MILLION later….

Enter new administration. Words like ‘pork barrel spending’ are heard. People start asking questions. Sarah ‘You Guys are in Big Trouble’ Palin now says the whole project needs reevaluation.


Rats begin leaping from the bridge. First went Deputy Director of the bridge authority Darryl Jordan. (eeeeeee! Splash.) He said that since he believed this project wasn’t going anywhere soon, he thought it would be best to find a “real project”. Maybe getting $130,000 a year to work on a fantasy project was gnawing at his conscience? Right.

The next leaping rat was aforementioned ex-mayor George Wuerch. Before taking his own flying leap, he wrote a letter to Sarah Palin in which he explained, “It’s been a long, slow and expensive process.” Yes, George…we noticed. (eeeeeee! Splash.)

Now, all this may look bad, but we are assured by Mary Pease, spokesperson for the bridge authority, that “the project couldn’t be more on track in terms of trying to tie together the community and the administrative folks, than ever before”. So, we can rest easy. They are on track to try. They are more on track to try than EVER. There’s no way they could be MORE on track to try than they are right now. And, I bet if we keep throwing more money at them, they will continue to remain firmly and squarely on track to try.

Let’s see…that’s $600 million for the bridge…no’s more like $1 Billion now, plus $25 million a year for each year we delay, plus $200+ million for the Gambell St. access, plus $1.1 million in payroll for the planners every year…minus $130,000 a year for Darrell Jordan’s salary since they’re not replacing him. Ever wonder how much the toll is going to end up being? Will they take credit cards?



One response

12 09 2008
liar Pease

Ask the state to dig a little deeper. Like the waste site located at 5901 E 6th ave. This is where the owner Weidner Investments (Dean W. Weidner) pumped billions of gallons of toxic waste out of the ground and in yards, down streets & storm drains little do all of you know. It almost KILLED our family along with many other families. It did KILL dogs that drink from water puddles. Now we have had ACID rain ever since. Ever seen white foam on the roads when it rains? How about the HAZE? It’s not from “forest fires”. Ever seen Colored glitter in frost or snow or on your windshield when the sun shines? How about the massive spike in hospital visits, like 5-10 times the national ave? How about the other bacteria and viruses that the state can not even identify that have killed many people? Why is Ship creek dead ever since? Your rain comes from the inlet evap / the same place the toxic waste flowed to. We were told by a GOV agency outside this corrupt hole that it is in our rain, air and soil. Unlike the local bought off agencies!!! Check out trees that are alive but on the ground. Branches bent over and wilted. Salmon runs. People that know about this have had attempts on their lives. Frank Murkowski, Ted Stevens and Don Young sent the troopers to harass us, Mayor George weurch harassed us on a weekly bases and we were escorted (followed 10 feet off rear bumper) from Anchorage to Knik bridge many times by (APD). You can thank your corrupt gov and Weidner Investments for most of your health problems the last few years! Thank your provider for keeping it hush while milking you and your insurance co. Ever wonder whats up with all the heart attack and stroke commercials? And you might think they’re doing you some big favor?
Not pees, more like rain, air and soil!
We would like to see the day this state grows some balls and does something about it! Instead of being COWARDS!
The above is written via our right to FREE SPEECH whether Weidner or the corrupt bastards of Alaska like it or not.

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