Just when you think St. Louis lacks imagination, they come up with a really amazing plan like this. Check out this new Mississippi River bridge proposal to link Missouri and Illinois at St. Louis. The arch design would complement our “Gateway to the West” arch quite well. Projections only have this puppy costing an amazingly $817 million. With no tolls.
Oh wait. Sorry. I thought the plans said St. Louis. They really say Dubai. As in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. I guess we will have to continue bickering over how we are going to finance our $910 million, far less attractive, bridge proposal for now. Its a shame that building this bridge here would cost $5 billion and take 20 years to contract. Sigh.
*NOTE – It should be noted that the labor force in UAE is not very well compensated. So its not quite a 1 to 1 comparison here.