• Well, at least the Tanana River bridge is complete...

  • Discussion concerning the Alaska Railroad. Alaska Railways Website
Discussion concerning the Alaska Railroad. Alaska Railways Website

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

  by Sir Ray
 
Nothing was said about installing the tracks any time soon.
Alaska’s top elected officials gathered here Tuesday to mark the completion of the longest bridge in Alaska, expressing hope that someday it will be part of a railroad connection to Canada and the Lower 48, though no money is headed down the tracks anytime soon
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For now, the $187 million bridge connects a gravel road near the Richardson Highway with the vast Tanana Flats south of the Tanana River, where there are no roads. It will be used by the Army and Air Force for year-round access to a million-acre training range.
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Built to bear the load of the heaviest high-speed freight trains and to withstand the ice and water pressure of one of Alaska’s great rivers, the bridge was finished on time after a three-year construction effort
  by Sir Ray
 
GOLDEN-ARM wrote:there are a LOT of people unhappy with "the bridge to nowhere". :P
Who are these unhappy people?
  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
the bridge to nowhere, is another well known, unused alaskan bridge. the 398 million dollar bridge, to literally nowhere. :P well, maybe not "nowhere". afterall, 50 people do live on the island, the 398 million dollar was built to. :( so, those not in alaska, that foot the bills for these "bridges to nowhere" are the unhappy ones. a half a billion dollars there.....
  by Sir Ray
 
GOLDEN-ARM wrote:the bridge to nowhere, is another well known, unused alaskan bridge. the 398 million dollar bridge, to literally nowhere. :P well, maybe not "nowhere". afterall, 50 people do live on the island, the 398 million dollar was built to. :( so, those not in alaska, that foot the bills for these "bridges to nowhere" are the unhappy ones. a half a billion dollars there.....
Well, yes, I have heard about that "bridge to nowhere", but the Tanana River bridge will at least be used by the military. So in that case, until it gets a operational rail line across it, it's a bridge "not used to it's full potential".