$4.6 MM for a horse bridge

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    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - While hundreds of Massachusetts bridges are in need of serious repairs, one bridge is being replaced even though nothing heavier than a horse is expected to go over it.

    The span known as the horse bridge crosses over Route 24 in Randolph and is being rebuilt for $4.6 million, up from its original price tag of $2.6 million. It connects one portion of the 238-acre Blue Hills Reservation with another...

    It's potentially used by the 30 or so horses at Mullin's farm and by about 20 horses at a neighboring farm. That means the state is paying about $92,000 per horse to fund the $4.6 million dollar horse bridge.

    Frank Tramontozzi, the chief engineer for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said the project wasn't a waste of money because the old bridge was structurally deficient.

    High cost for horse bridge eyed

    what a joke the commonwealth is. :lol:
     
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    But hay, the horses are happy. You know we owe them because our grand parents exploited horses for personal gain.
     
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    Del, why do you hate horses?
     
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    But it's ok to wait on fixing other bridges.

    It's all good. The $1.2 mill to put in a turn lane in Pa is over budget and there is no end in sight as they expand on the original plan of just a turn lane.
     
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    I sure am glad we're out of that pesky recession, and putting people back to work. This 4.6 million has to put at least 20 people back to work...I do imagine that the Stimulus had a hand in this bridge for the horses. It brings back memories of the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska.
     
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    Isn't commonwealth a synonym for socialism?
     
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    So what's the problem?
     
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    The germane question is: How Many Jobs Were Saved Or Created and are included in the ObamaStats?
     
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    LMAO! But at least it's a bridge to somewhere right? :lol: Sounds like someone made a huge contribution to Kennedy's last campaign.
     
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    It will take some time to reset the priorities in the USA
    Until then there will be plenty of shit in the pipe line to make any healthy person sick.
     
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