Inside the small island community of Ketchikan, Alaska you will feel at home.
The population rings in at 8,208. During fishing season, that number grows to about 12,000 seasonal residents. The island is locked in by water.
One local resident told me, “Remember hearing about that bridge to nowhere project? This is the town that wanted that bridge built because it was not a bridge to nowhere.” As the man talked more about the proposed bridge he pointed across the waterway and said, “See, that is our airport (pointing towards an airport about 200 feet across a narrow waterway), we needed that bridge because you currently have to take a ferry to get to our small airport which helps our local economy.”
So now you know, the bridge to nowhere was actually a bridge to the Ketchikan airport and to homes on the neighboring island.