December 28, 2015

WTF Comparison of the Day:
A Tale of Two Bridges

Bridging the divide?

Bandra-Worli Sea Link, India
Total Length: 5.6 kms (3.5 mi)
Construction time: 10 years

Hangzhou Bay Bridge, China
Total Length: 35.7 kms (22 mi)

Construction time: 4 years

The former both started and ended later than expected. The estimated cost was $99 million - but it ended up costing the taxpayer $240 million. Much of this was due to a weapon that is misused as much as it is used: Public Interest Litigation.