Russia’s Bridge to Nowhere September 8, 2012Posted by tkcollier in In The News, Politics, Science & Technology.
Tags: Bridge, Geopolitics, Politics, Putin, Russia
Alaska doesn’t have the biggest boondoggle bridge project. Putin just wasted over a billion dollars on a bridge to show off at this week’s 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference. The bridge to the Russky island, the world’s largest cable-stayed bridge, dead-ends just beyond the bridge, meaning that the 5,000 local residents, who live on the other side of the island and have no access to telephones, public lighting or running water, still have to use a ferry to reach the mainland.