People always joked about the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens trying to secure hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for a “Bridge to Nowhere,” but at least the Bridge to Nowhere would have gone somewhere.
This bridge in New Hampshire received $150,000 in stimulus funding for “rehabilitation,” and it literally goes nowhere:
Here’s some local reaction:
â€œWe want to put some benches up, weâ€™re going to put up some lights, weâ€™re going to be able to have events there, and weâ€™re working on the parking,â€ Stetser said. â€œItâ€™s going to be a cultural and historical hub to the town.â€ On Tuesday, several area residents said they were skeptical about the use of stimulus money to repair the bridge.
â€œIt just doesnâ€™t make sense,â€ said Keith Klinger, of Antrim. â€œDoes it stimulate the economy? That bridge is not stimulating anybody. Is anybody on it? Is anybody fishing? Is anybody photographing it? No.â€
Well, people are photographing it this week, but only as an example of the joke that is “Recovery Summer.”