Thursday, 12 February 2009

Another day, another bridge...

Joel Connelly, in his seattle pi blog:

$686 Million for Alaskan "Bridge to Nowhere"

A bridge connecting downtown Anchorage with a sparsely populated corner of Alaska's Mat-Su Borough would cost an estimated $686 million, according to a consultant's estimate prepared for the 49th state's Department of Transportation.

This one is even more expensive than the original "Bridge to Nowhere". Why should it be so vital to link Anchorage to the Mat-Su Valley? Oh, there's a very important person living in Wasilla who commutes to the capital of Alaska on a regular basis! (the capital is Juneau? Really?)

Thanks but no thanks.

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"... The more it changes, the more it's the same thing... (Alphonse Karr)