Calatrava Bridge Project May Be Phony
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."
Thanks to David Gest