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.
Notice about comments:
Aiken Standard is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point.