Monday, July 24, 2006

The Big Dig: NOT Good Enough For Government Work

How badly screwed up is the Big Dig? It's in such bad shape that even the Massachusetts government doesn't want it.

As the Globe reports:

The tunnel section has been damaged by water leaking from ceilings and walls, according to the documents and interviews. In addition, the pavement on the ramp is cracked, and the concrete supports have air pockets, potentially weakening the structure.

The tunnel and ramp, which are part of the Big Dig, opened in 2001. The construction was overseen by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and project manager Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff.

When you've built something so crummy even the state of Massachusetts won't take it, you've truly hit a new low.