Posts Tagged ‘bay bridge’

Playing Bridge with Taxpayers’ Money


Monday January 27th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 2:16pm PDT   •   2 Comments

The new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge cost $6.4 billion, with cost overruns of some $5 billion, and its opening was delayed 10 years. That amounts to waste on a colossal scale, but according to testimony in a State Transportation and Housing Committee hearing last Friday, other concerns remain for all…
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Why “s— happens” with government


Wednesday May 22nd, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:16am PDT   •   6 Comments

“Look, s— happens.” That was California governor Jerry Brown, a former candidate for President of the United States, responding to reports of faulty bolts and rods on the new span of the Bay Bridge linking Oakland and San Francisco. The governor didn’t get into why, exactly, all that happened, but it’s worth a look….
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