Sunday, February 22, 2015

According To The Texas Society Of Architects The Boondoggle's Bridges Over Nothing Were Completed Five Years Ago

Yesterday I blogged a blogging about being Up a Creek again with the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle.

In that blogging mention was made of The Boondoggle's bizarre Three Bridges Over Nothing and those bridge's extraordinary four year project construction timeline.

The extremely erudite Mr. Steve A read that particular blogging, after which I was notified of the following Steve A comment...

Steve A has left a new comment on your post "Up A Creek Again With The Trinity River Vision Boondoggle":

What's all the fuss? After taking up the "Durango Challenge" and Googling "Trinity River Boondoggle" myself, I discovered at the Texas Society of Architects website that the bridges would cost only $53Mil and would be complete in 2010. Accordingly, I want to see Durango pictures of the wonderful bridges designed by the same architect that designed the never-completed TCC River Campus. The article is WELL worth a read if you've never seen it before. Seriously, I guess that makes the project AT LEAST nearly a decade behind schedule and over budget by more than anybody has claimed so far since the bridges cost a lot more even though they "cheapened" them up. 

How time flies. The Texas Society Of Architects' article about The Boondoggle's Three Bridges Over Nothing was published in 2007.

Eight years ago.

That article stated as fact, that which now seems to be painful irony, that being that construction on all three bridges was expected to begin in 2009, with completion set for June 2010.

Taking one year to build.

Not four.

And completed five years ago.

Are more and more people beginning to understand that this inept project is a Boondoggle? Those bridges which were to be completed in 2010 are now not scheduled  to be completed until 2018.

Why do the locals, as in those who are not part of the Good Ol' Boy and Girl Network who run Fort Worth as a corrupt oligarchy, not rise up, grab their pitchforks, some tar and feathers, and what ever else is needed to run the likes of J.D. Granger and his mama and others out of town before more damage is done?

So perplexing.

Yes, I know it is known as The Fort Worth Way. I also know I will never understand The Fort Worth Way, having spent most of my life in a democratic part of America where no one would dream of anything as nepotistically absurd as putting a local congresswoman's unqualified son in charge of a public works project so as to motivate his mama to try and secure federal pork barrel earmark money.

Is 60 Minutes working on a Boondoggle expose yet?


Steve A said...

According to the bridge completion is NOW scheduled for 2020, though that "Estimated Project Schedule" is way down at the bottom of that page.

Steve A said...

Go to NBC5 (search "Trinity River Vision") and watch their latest on how TRV is going to issue a bond that'll push the cost over $1billion. One of the neighbors thinks it'll take 25 MORE years from now to finish this. While I think the guy is pessimistic, that'd make the completion date about four years after Granger retires.