An extremely irrational, pointless, and obviously dumb idea
The bridge to nowhere was a bridge proposed to connecting Ketchikan, Alaska to Gravina Island (Pop. 50) and the Ketchikan Airport.
The airport handles 200,000 passengers a year, which are brought in on a ferry that runs every 30 minutes, and can handle 350,000 people a year.
The bridge was to cost almost $400 million and be comparable in scope to the Golden Gate Bridge, which handles 118,000 cars A DAY!
In response to Sarah Palin talking about McCain's health care plan to give families $5,000 to go out and get their own healthcare:
Joe Biden: "So you're going to have to place -- replace a $12,000 plan with a $5,000 check you just give to the insurance company. I call that the "Ultimate Bridge to Nowhere."