Why Do Government Projects Cost More Than Forecast? Ctd

by Chris Bodenner

A reader throws a wrench in the debate:

You posted a reader's interesting comparison between the costs and time scale of building the new Bay Bridge in China and the new Bay Bridge in California. But your reader missed one important (and ironic) similarity between the two projects: much of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was actually built … in China. The rationale? Cost savings, of course!!