Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bridges: Non-engineer saves RI $26M

One smart non-engineer named Jerome Williams who briefly worked under Carcieri as a DOT employee was able to study a history of bridge construction failures and save the state $26M in the re-building of the Sakonnet River Bridge. His solution: Make the bridge span shorter and a bit lower by not building the bridge over land where earth fill will do. This makes one realize that even if you are not an expert, you can still make common sense expert observations. I wonder if Governor Chafee has hired Mr. Williams. One would hope so.
Full January 20, 2011 Pro Jo article by Bruce Landis here:

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