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Alaskan authorities built a road "to nowhere" costing 25 million

September 24 2008
14:47

Authorities in Alaska this week successfully completed the construction of roads from gravel worth 25 million dollars, which is ..... "Nowhere."

It was assumed that the road will join the bridge that connects the city Ketchikan and the airport, located on a nearby island. However, the bridge was never built.

The bridge was worth nearly $ 400 million became a symbol of talentless waste of funds from the U.S. federal budget. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, which had previously supported the construction of a bridge, close the project. At the party congress, it has opposed such a waste, when the country is in a difficult economic situation.

Mayor Bob Ueynstayn reported that constructed the road five miles long is now ideal for racing and hunting, as no other use of the bridge she was not found.

Alaskan authorities are considering a cheaper bridge design, and people cross the half a kilometer canal to get to the airport on Gravina Island and back, on ferries and water taxis.

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