Take a page from the last frontier
August 27, 2007
For those of your readers who suffer never ending bridge and/or road construction delays in and around Aspen, I would like to offer totally unrelated trivia:
– The construction of the Alaska Highway (1,523 miles) was concluded in less than eight months (March 8, 1942 to Oct. 28, 1942).
– There are 133 bridges along the Alaska Highway.
– No employee of Pitkin County, the city of Aspen, or the Colorado Department of Transportation was involved in the construction of the Alaska Highway.
– Ralph Trapani (formerly of CDOT) was never asked his opinion.
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