The First Rule of Government Contracting

Why build one, when you can build two for twice the price? (quoted from the movie Contact)

Along SR 195 between Spokane and Pullman there are at least two bridges like this one.

Planning head, way ahead, obviously. They built a bridge for a future 4-lane freeway that is not as yet even on the drawing board. Why build one when you can build two for twice the price?

This is an investment that is doing nothing for us today and probably will not do anything for us for decades in to the future.

Previously, we wrote about Spokane’s $570 million freeway from nowhere to nowhere in North Spokane. In 10 or 20 or years, it will be connected to I-90.  For now it is a huge asset that is not delivering value.

Other examples.

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