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    Default The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    The new bridge being constructed between Canada and America:

    https://interestingengineering.com/v...ter-29-04-2022

    Sorry. The cost is $5.4B not $54B.
    Last edited by Roscoe; 02-05-2022 at 09:36 AM. Reason: mistake
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    Default Re: The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    Very interesting.

    Thanks for posting the link
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    Default Re: The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    The new bridge being constructed between Canada and America:

    https://interestingengineering.com/v...ter-29-04-2022
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    So why did he, without having to sit through a video to find out....
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    Default Re: The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    He wanted to retain his monopoly with his bridge, which includes the duty-free shops that he owns there.

    If another bridge opened, there'd be less potential customers crossing his bridge. They probably pay tolls on his bridge as well, so those might reduce.

    20 years of interference and retardation of their infrastructure all because of some elderly millionaire who I'm sure could live out the rest of his days happily on his own savings, but couldn't bear the thought that his profits might decrease.

    I'm firmly of the belief that money acts on the mind the same way that highly addictive drugs do.

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    Default Re: The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    200 trucks an hour at $45 each is why he fought it as that is what it costs to cross his bridge it said in the video. Go do the maths on that.

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    Default Re: The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    He wanted to retain his monopoly with his bridge, which includes the duty-free shops that he owns there.

    I'm firmly of the belief that money acts on the mind the same way that highly addictive drugs do.
    Yes, seems to add a lot of arrogance to people...
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