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How Does the 'Bridge to Nowhere' Measure Up?

September 23, 2008 7:00 p.m. EDT

Below are satellite images from the same height of three major bridges along with the "Bridge to Nowhere."

   

Gravina Island Bridge, or "Bridge to Nowhere"

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Total Length: 6,336 feet (1,931 meters)1
Connects: Ketchikan, Alaska to Gravina Island

Brooklyn Bridge

Location: New York City
Total Length: 6,016 feet (1,834 meters)
Connects: Manhattan to Brooklyn

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

GeoEye Satellite Image

Golden Gate Bridge

Location: California
Total Length: 8,981 feet (2,737 meters)
Connects: San Francisco to Marin County, Calif.

Bosphorus Bridge

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Total Length: 4,954 feet (1,510 meters)
Connects: Ortakoy on the European side to Beylerbeyi on the Asian side

1Capital Project Summary, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, State of Alaska

Krista Kjellman, Dan Nguyen and Lisa Schwartz / ProPublica