Skip to comments.Boston's $14.8B Big Dig Finally Complete
Posted on 12/25/2007 2:28:03 PM PST by george76
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I thought that a bridge to the K airport was a good idea.
This is the outcome when you let the mob run the project. I know, as I built the tunneling equipment, so I got my piece of the pie, none of the graft though.
I expect that by next summer, it will be either closed or partially closed off for repairs.
As I said in a prior thread, WHAT A MESS!!!!!
He was attacking those who claimed that the costs were waaay underestimated.
just 3 lanes a side? After all that money?
I just pray none of my younger family members out here in Flyover Country
gets stuck with the bill for BIG DIG 2.
Cause as surely as night follows day, Boston will get one.
Not a lot of support in State. A lot could have been done with 200 mill - much more than a bridge.
Such is life and politics.
Not in Mass, but lots of money for so little.
At least the politicans and friends were taken care of...
Is the only way to the K airport by ferry or private boats ?
Well, you *could* swim, but the airlines really hate dripping wet passengers.
Having flown to LID several times, the ferry is a pain, but no worse than the taxi fares in Las Vegas, for example.
WOW - I can’t believe that THIS cost TWICE what the Trans-Alaska pipeline project cost! Just to go a FEW miles! THAT is the difference between repressive GOVERNMENT and Free Enterprise.
Who was governor when this project was started? If there ever was a waste of taxpayer money...this was it.
former Gov. Michael Dukakis ?
The water temperature might be a tad cool ?
I still think the name of the tunnel should be the “Tip O’Neill Taxpayer Shaft”, or TOTS for short.
The area itself is very beautiful.
With 13 feet (yes, feet) of rain per season the forest is very pretty. To garden well requires a greenhouse.
Nearby is the Misty Fjords Park (yet another huge section of Alaska tied up by the Feds) and just ‘around the corner’ Sitka offers both fantastic fishing and fantastic scenery.
I love living in Anchorage, it is such a short drive to Alaska.
We flew into Misty Fjords some years ago , saw lots of goats...stopped in a high, small, fresh water lake in a Beaver.
Very fun : as it had been raining for a month solid, but was clear during our visit.
Always wanted to go back, but thought that we would never see as much with low hanging clouds.
The Big Dig will NEVER be complete. There will be repairs galore, complete reconstructions of the most defective sections, and the inevitable expansions when the traffic gets unbearable again(if it is not already). You just can’t shut down such a huge cash cow for the pols, mob bosses, and union thugs. They will keep this thing going for hundreds of years, if possible.
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