Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bizarre Star-Telegram Propaganda Video About Boondoggle Bridge Detours

I saw this bizarre item in the Monday online version of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

On the front page.

A link to a Star-Telegram produced embarrassingly bad propaganda video about the hapless bridges being build in ultra slow motion by the Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision, more commonly known as America's Biggest Boondoggle.

Under the While you take detours Trinity bridges are taking shape there was the following blurb...

The detours will last until early 2020 on north Main Street, White Settlement Road and Henderson Street as 20 distinctive V-shaped piers are built to bridge the re-channeled Trinity River that is part of the Trinity River Vision.

You who live in modern America, can you imagine living in a town where a pseudo public works project dawdles along for years, with little to show for the effort, with project timelines, such as bridges which began construction in 2014, with a then astonishing four year project timeline, now stretched out two additional years.

Six years to build three simple little bridges over dry land to connect the Fort Worth mainland to an imaginary island.

The imaginary island was not part of the original vision. The fake island came along years later. Though project propagandists try now to make it seem as if this bizarre mess has always been about making Panther Island.

In the video you will hear some sort of bridge builder official tell you the bridges are being built over dry land because, you know, that is way easier than building over water.

I have said repeatedly now for years, there never was any option but to built these little bridges over dry land because there will be no water under them until a cement lined ditch is built in which the Trinity River's polluted water will be diverted.

And currently funding of that ditch does not exist.

This propaganda video also shows you the Boondoggle's roundabout, with its million dollar homage to an aluminum trash can. And claims this roundabout part of the project is completed.



With the Fort Worth norm of no landscaping other than the weeds and litter which currently decorate this eyesore?

I saw this ridiculous waste of money last month and blogged about it in Fort Worth Drive By America's Biggest Boondoggle Embarrassment.

I will likely be back in the DFW zone on Wednesday. I do not plan on another drive by the mess that has become America's Biggest Boondoggle. I suspect no progress would be possible to notice...

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