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:

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Here’s some local reaction:

“We want to put some benches up, we’re going to put up some lights, we’re going to be able to have events there, and we’re working on the parking,” Stetser said. “It’s going to be a cultural and historical hub to the town.” On Tuesday, several area residents said they were skeptical about the use of stimulus money to repair the bridge.

“It just doesn’t make sense,” said Keith Klinger, of Antrim. “Does it stimulate the economy? That bridge is not stimulating anybody. Is anybody on it? Is anybody fishing? Is anybody photographing it? No.”

Well, people are photographing it this week, but only as an example of the joke that is “Recovery Summer.”

Comments

7 Responses to “Bridge to Nowhere II: Stimulus Edition”

  1. Clu Seatoe on August 21st, 2010 2:20 pm

    At least it has a fence to dissuade suicide attempts.

    Well… at lease broken ankle attempts.

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 22nd, 2010 1:12 am

    How `bout a $70,000 gazebo for weddings and concerts? Yep, in a photogenic spot to die for….. Imagine the photos of that special day with your choice of backdrops……..a bridge with its perpetual log jams or dying 100 year old willow trees or everyone`s favorite I`m sure, the town`s ABC store that isn`t quite hidden by a row of pear trees. Gotta love Canton,NC. Papertown, USA.

  3. SignPainterGuy on August 22nd, 2010 1:48 am

    And while you`re imagining your photos, imagine this gazebo covered in any color rose you like ; `cause although they were promised , they somehow never got planted…….bummer ! Oh, and the really nice white wrought iron love-seat that was there yesterday, isn`t there today ! Double bummer !! Or maybe I`m up to triple, or something !!!??

  4. Rick on August 22nd, 2010 2:12 pm

    This appears to be a perfect spot for a “homeless” camp.There is plenty of room under,over and around the bridge. Also, a place to get food and donations.

    Oops,I forgot…the Democrats are in power so there are no “homeless”.

  5. Nick on August 23rd, 2010 4:51 pm

    Hi Rick. That would be a nifty place for your next party honoring terrorist Timothy McVeigh. You can all talk about how he "showed" Bill Clinton. (and probably not mention the fact he is no better than the 9/11 hijackers)

  6. Nick on August 23rd, 2010 4:52 pm

    I hope your signs make more sense.

  7. SignPainterGuy on August 23rd, 2010 7:28 pm

    Perhaps if you actually reach 7th grade, you`ll be able to recognize humor.
    I`m describing an overpriced (cost too much) structure that will never be used for its declared (promised) purpose (weddings) because it`s in a totally wrong (bad) location (place)(ain`t nothing pretty to look at no matter which way you point the camera).

    How`s that ?

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