Columnist Looks at the $100 Million Price Tag for the Cancelled Knik Arm Crossing Toll Bridge Project

Alaska Dispatch News  publishes a column on the Knik Arm Crossing project that current Governor Bill Walker ultimately cancelled — after the state’s expenditure of ten years and $100 million in planning and preparation. “A street sign on a lonely gravel road in the birch forest of Point MacKenzie bears the name of Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, the last token of $100 million wasted on his vanity. In 2005, as chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Young earmarked the national highway bill with $230 million to build a bridge across Knik Arm.”