On the bridge: Survey says ...

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2005

Let's put this bridge debate to rest for once and all.

A recent letter claimed that a recent "survey" showed that over 500 people wanted a bridge to be built. The only official survey that asked if a Funny River bridge should be built was one that was taken by the Funny River Advisory Planning Commission in 1997. This survey of full-time residents resulted in 70 percent of the residents rejecting any new bridge.

Another recent letter asked you to drive down Scout Lake Loop to Huske to the Kenai River. If you do from that side you will see a defunct camper park on the other side and notice a steep slope of probably 120-plus feet. On top of that slope is a minor subdivision running east-west.

To get out to Funny River Road will require building across wetland and swamps.

Has anyone ever figured out how much ecological damage that will do and how much, in reality, just this one section of new road will cost?

Remember, the state wants nothing to do with this project. That should tell the voter all that is needed. Vote "no" to both parts of Proposition 3.

Norman Stiles, Soldotna

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