Alaska Senator Pushes Through Ferry Project Intense public pressure ended plans for the infamous "bridge to nowhere," a congressional project championed by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens that would have served only a few people in Alaska. But it seems Stevens had an alternate plan: a ferry that will cost $84 million.
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Alaska Senator Pushes Through Ferry Project

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Alaska Senator Pushes Through Ferry Project

Alaska Senator Pushes Through Ferry Project

Alaska Senator Pushes Through Ferry Project

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Intense public pressure ended plans for the infamous "bridge to nowhere," a congressional project championed by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens that would have spent millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to build a bridge that only a few dozen people in Alaska needed. But it seems the Senate's longest-serving Republican, who is now under scrutiny as part of a corruption investigation, had an alternate plan: a ferry that will serve 40 people and cost $84 million.

USA Today reporter Matt Kelley talks to Andrea Seabrook.