And if you're not confident, it will just intensify your doubts.
|ODOT: Bridge Demolition on US 20: Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville|
The four parts (and two sidebars):
Part 1: Oregon’s $300 million roadway to frustration: How straightening out a dangerous highway became a fiasco
Road’s deadly past drove reconstruction campaign
Part 2: Decisions plague state when highway work stalls: Three crucial choices lead to bid process being second-guessed
Part 3: Difficult highway project goes downhill—and fast: The state and the builder hit a nature-made wall
Part 4: Salvaging lessons of the Highway 20 project
State struggles to pay for overruns: Escalations in the cost of the Highway 20 project may affect funding for other road improvement needs
It's not likely that a third bridge here would encounter the same mix of geologically unstable soils - but it should make us very wary of placing too much confidence in any cost estimates for projects of this magnitude.
And a rational world, it would make us look much more closely at a mix of smaller and considerably less expensive projects.