Ketchikan Assembly Back Bridge to Airport

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has officially endorsed a bridge to its airport on a neighboring island. However, they'll take improved ferry service if the state offers it instead.

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KETCHIKAN- The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has officially endorsed a bridge to its airport on a neighboring island. However, they'll take improved ferry service if the state offers it instead.
The assembly backed the bridge, which congressional leaders last decade dubbed the poster child of pork projects and called it the "Bridge to Nowhere."
However, in its resolution, the assembly also said it would accept improved ferry service between Revillagigedo and Gravina islands, if the state transportation department decides to take no action on the bridge.
Assembly member Todd Phillips voted against it, and said it was a mistake to support anything but a hard link to Gravina Island, where the airport is located. He says the assembly is "kowtowing."