Popular Mechanics just published its review of "The 10 Pieces of U.S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now." Can you believe that the Dover Bridge near Sandpoint ranked at #7. Senator Shawn Keough and Rep. George Eskridge, along with other north Idaho lawmakers, have continually made the case to get the bridge funded. At one time, they were asking for a mere $10 million in the GARVEE package to get this project done. Now the price tag is somewhere near $25 million.
Compared to the other nine projects on the list (the Alaska Way Viaduct in Seattle being #5), the cost of the Dover Bridge is a pittance. The other nine projects rank in the hundreds of millions of dollars -- if not billions -- to finish.
Question: Isn't it kind of embarassing to have such a small project compared to the replacement of the Brooklyn Bridge, or the rebuild of Chicago's O'Hare Airport?