Letter: Let’s think creatively

January 6, 2014 

Could the relatively short distance King Cove-Cold Bay connection conceivably be an ideal place to test a more technologically advanced transportation system that may be applicable to Alaska in the future — something other than the controversial conventional road? I’m guessing we have the technology.

The Alaska pipeline was specifically designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The hallmark fan-cooled support posts that preserve permafrost and maintain stability in all weather conditions are a legendary creative engineering achievement. 

Perhaps an elevated and covered road or a single-car moderate-speed monorail designed for extreme weather and especially raised so as not to allow access to surrounding land or obstruct natural wildlife and water movement? Maybe thinking outside the box for creative solutions is an idea.

The pipeline proved things are possible because, like the propaganda movies boast, “No one told us it was impossible.”

— Ken Green

Cooper Landing

 

 

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