I read the cost and seen the sketch in the Aiken Standard of the walk over bridge from USC Aiken to the Convocation Center. Itís $1.3 million for a cross over bridge. Wow, this is just dumb.

I realize the need for a student safety crossover, but this is just too much money. The design Iíve seen is ridiculously expensive.

Architects and civil engineers usually get a percentage of the total cost of a project and boy you have a humdinger here.

A simple bridge will do. This is malfeasance of public funds if I ever seen it. I do have a little experience in construction. I was the project manager for three-plus facility startups, including one in Saudi Arabia, so I know what I am looking at.

D.M. Cox