Saturday, 12 July 2014

A day or two late and a dollar short!

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Strandherd-Armstrong bridge is open! Big news in near-by Ottawa! Only two years late, thanks to some birds, environmental issues, and bad construction!

Two years after it was originally slated to open, the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge will finally connect Barrhaven to Riverside South Saturday, according to city councillor Steve Desroches.

Strandherd-Armstrong 'airport' Bridge in Ottawa

UPDATE: OTTAWA — A damning third-party review of how the City of Ottawa handled the Airport 
Parkway bridge fiasco found the managers in charge of the project approved an unrealistic timeline, did not obtain required documentation, did not appreciate the complexity of the project, and didn’t keep their superiors or elected officials informed of obvious problems.

Problems started early on, which was to run from 2008 to 2011. When the environmental assessment was delayed by eight months, the city’s infrastructure service department decided to make up time by squishing the original one-year construction timeline to four months. At the time, two companies bidding on the project warned that the condensed schedule was “totally unrealistic.”
Photos: May 2012
What an eyesore!

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

It took long enough. Then there's the debacle with that pedestrian bridge down around South Keys....