It would definitely open some eyes....for those who don't know!
I may have to add a calculator feature to the website to figure out just how ridiculous some of these bridge projects can be.
I can't remember the name of the bridge, but I remember doing this calculation for another Pennsylvania bridge that was even more ridiculous. Assuming the bridge would last 50 years, the cost per crossing would be something like $5!
I was thinking along the same lines only I figured out that a $2.50 toll would pay off the bonds in 30 years - that is assuming that 80 people would be dumb enought to pay a $2.50 toll instead of going around somehow.
I just did some figuring for curiosity's sake. If every time a vehicle crossed the new bridge they paid a dollar.....it would take a little over 65 years to pay for it. Doubt if it will last that long!
I just realized.....I used "cease to amaze" twice in the same day!......OK, now 3 times........
This cracks me up!
Average Daily Traffic count of 80!!....and they build a 1.9 Mil.$$ replacement. The commissioner even said "the old bridge had character, and the new bridge is ugly"
I have a suggestion for a new slogan........
PennDOT.....we never cease to amaze!
this bridge has been demolished recently.
This bridge is on PennDOT's "To be improved" list. In other words, it's doomed.
Look at the second to last page of this PDF: