According to today’s Boston Globe the state paid almost $1 million to examine the structural integrity of the Longfellow Bridge. After paying all this money to an outside expert, the Jacobs Engineering Group, the state is denying the results, saying their report overstates the dangers of deterioration.
Ummmm, so we supposedly hired an independent firm to give us their professional opinion and then, after paying them $1 million decide that they don’t know what their opinion is wrong? So here is the next million-dollar question: Does the state now have a policy never to hire this firm again because we don’t trust their judgement or are we going to continue using them, pay them more money, and deny the results again?
they should have hired Bechtel/Parsons-Brinkerhoff