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Knik Arm bridge again dubbed 'bridge to nowhere'

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published September 26, 2011

The Washington Post takes note of the troubled Knik Arm Bridge project, reminding readers of its "bridge to nowhere" status and running down a litany of problems the project faces, not the least of which is a well of federal funding that has dried up recently. The report focuses on current efforts to pay for the bridge from private and public coffers, and cites critics who say the bridge's design calls for two lanes but its traffic projections call for four lanes. The report also cites a recent study by the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research and Alaska Sen. Linda Menard's Facebook page. Read more, here. And be sure to read to the end; the Mat-Su's new prototype ferry boat makes a cameo, like saltwater in the wounds.

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