"Friends don’t let friends Calatrava"
What is it? A bridge across the Canal Grande in Venice.
Budgetted costs: 4 milllion €
Real costs: Amounts are named from 11,3 to 20 million €
Budgetted maintenance costs:740.000 € per year
Real maintenance costs: 1,8 million € per year
Who pays? The Italian tax payer
Main issues: Budget overrun. Unstable on soggy surface. Not accessible for the disabled. Continuous unscheduled extra maintenance costs.
Inauguration: 2008 (was planned 2003)