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03/16/07--Keith Ashdown, chief investigator for Taxpayers for Common Sense, stands at the spot in the Hawk 'n' Dove Restaurant on Capitol Hill, where he coined the phrase "bridge to nowhere" in the winter of 2002. He came up with the phrase  in referenece to a one-mile bridge that Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, then chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wanted $190-million in federal money to build. The span would have connected town of Ketchikan, Alaska on Revillagigedo Island to Gravina Island, an island on the southern end of the Alaskan Peninsula. Congressional Quarterly Photo by Scott J. Ferrell

03/16/07--Keith Ashdown, chief investigator for Taxpayers for Common Sense, stands at the spot in the Hawk 'n' Dove Restaurant on Capitol Hill, where he coined the phrase "bridge to nowhere" in the winter of 2002. He came up with the phrase in referenece to a one-mile bridge that Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, then chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wanted $190-million in federal money to build. The span would have connected town of Ketchikan, Alaska on...
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