Calatrava Bridge Project May Be Phony

Local columnist argues that Dallas project is corrupt and doesn't deserve federal transportation funding.
November 12, 2004, 7am PST | David Gest
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A Dallas columnist argues, in an open letter to Congress, that supporters of a surface transportation bill are potential victims of fraud. He claims that part of the bill includes "$90 million to subsidize the replacement of three federal highway bridges over the Trinity" – bridges that are not, in fact, in need of repair. Instead, he argues that "some of the city's oldest and most entrenched land-holding interests and families" are behind the generally pointless project, which is supposed to "make a statement" with a series of "so-called signature bridges...designed by the acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava."

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Published on Thursday, November 4, 2004 in The Dallas Observer
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