If this bridge ever gets built, I bet the cost will be more like 10-15 billion dollars.
“Big Dig” Redux
You are forgetting the government rule of 10: “Anything the government does will end up costing 10 times as much as projected”
of course, I’d say a billion over budget and a year behind schedule minimum.
The S.O.P. is ‘bid cheap and kill them on the extras.’
“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.