The planning and zoning commission in Anchorage, AK, has
voted against building one of the two so-called "bridges to nowhere" that would
link the city with a sparsely populated area.
According to The
Anchorage Daily News, the vote isn't binding, but that backers of the $600
million Knik Arm Bridge project are now looking to the private sector to come
up with funding.
The Knik Arm Bridge, along with another proposed bridge from
the Alaskan mainland to a tiny island, were cited last year by many in the U.S.
Congress as examples of pork-barrel projects.