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To: neverdem

If this bridge ever gets built, I bet the cost will be more like 10-15 billion dollars.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 10:37:45 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: D_Idaho

“Big Dig” Redux


12 posted on 12/20/2012 10:40:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: D_Idaho

You are forgetting the government rule of 10: “Anything the government does will end up costing 10 times as much as projected”


13 posted on 12/20/2012 10:43:40 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: D_Idaho

of course, I’d say a billion over budget and a year behind schedule minimum.


14 posted on 12/20/2012 10:43:49 AM PST by wny
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To: D_Idaho

The S.O.P. is ‘bid cheap and kill them on the extras.’


16 posted on 12/20/2012 10:45:45 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: D_Idaho

“If this bridge ever gets built, I bet the cost will be more like 10-15 billion dollars.’

The 4.1 mile Sunshine Skyway bridge spanning Tampa Bay cost $244 million to build between 1982 and 1987. In today’s dollars $244 million would be $494.4 million.

The new Tappan Zee bridge will be 3.1 miles long and have an estimated cost of $3.1 billion.

$3.1 billion versus $494 million in today’s dollars for a mile longer bridge in Florida. Seems like a significant premium.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 11:30:03 AM PST by Soul of the South
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