I noticed that Dauphin Island, where only 1000 people live, nonetheless has an airport and a (presumably very expensive) three mile bridge to the Mainland.
Is it some kind of big tourist place? If not, why did they build a bridge that big when ferries or airplanes would have sufficed? (Martha’s Vineyard has no bridge I think to the mainland, neither does Nantucket).
Only 1000 people, that’s gotta be a high cost per resident just to maintain a bridge of that size. Do those 1000 people have a lot of clout or this like the Southern Nantucket?