When you set out to build a bridge, usually there is a destination in mind. That apparently was not the case when the Ministry of Local Government in Trinidad and Tobago set out to “buy two 100-foot modular steel bridges.”
Michael J Williams writing in the Trinidad Express Newspaper wrote:
On enquiring about the location of these bridges, the Ministry’s technical officer said there were no sites as yet; yet the tender document includes transportation and erection, for which the cost to Maraval or Moruga will be different. He explained: “That is an error—the bridges are to be stored for future use.”
While the construction sector is in tears…taxpayers will find it incredible that the Government is putting away $50 million in bridges to nowhere.