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P3 financing advances Ohio's Innerbelt Bridge project

GasBuddy Blog -- Construction on major infrastructure repairs and improvement projects is being advanced now by 'P3s' --public private partnerships, according to the Ohio Dept. of Transportation.

ODOT and Governor John Kasich announced that, for the first time in ODOT history, the state is implementing P3 financing that will eliminate construction delays for the Innerbelt Bridge project despite ODOT's $1.6 billion budget deficit.

The Innerbelt Bridge is a truss arch bridge in Cleveland, Ohio carrying Interstate 90/Innerbelt Freeway over the Cuyahoga River, a major state transportation corridor. With the announcement, Ohio became the 30th state in the U.S. to enact legislation permitting P3 financing.

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jrs: lots of builders could learn a lot about bridges.
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often the lower bids spell shoddy work due to lots of shortcuts...
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Bridges, we could learn a thing or two about bridges around here.
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old
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The lowest bid is seldom, if ever, the best bid.
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Guess the stimulus jobs weren't so shovel ready, after all.
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What happened to the stimulus money? What was that boondoggle for, if not infrastructure? Or was it one GIANT slush fund for Obama and his cronies to distribute among campaign contributors and financiers?
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Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 3:15:14 PM

I find this somewhat suspect as private companies always seem to take from the Government without giving back to those governed.
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Thank you for posting.
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Old
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OK
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good for them.
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Whoopee for Clevelanders.
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Who cares; it won't have any effect on "Gas Prices"??
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Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 2:01:20 PM

Great idea, hope it works for them.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 2:01:01 PM

I'll bet it will be better managed & be completed more cost effectively.
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K
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Hmmm...
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They will probably hire a firm out of China to do the construction work, just like California did.
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Ok
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congress should have given the money to the states 3 years ago to repair the roads and bridges, instead of sitting on their asses and doing nothing for the last 4 years.
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Ok if it works.
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SOUNDS OKAY...
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if it's really needed, have to find a way to do it. :)
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Sell naming rights to private corporations for money? The Exxon Bridge?
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old news
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I agree with Valricoslash
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Gitter done!
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 1:31:38 PM

Great. Now maybe we can put some engineers and construction workers to work building it.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 1:31:38 PM

This story is as old as the bridge.
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if it needs to be
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ok?
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So What????
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Roads and bridges should be primarily a state responsibility, so good for Gov. Kasich.
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Lots of work needed everywhere.
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We need more programs like this but it isn 't free we have pay one way or the other. Ether with highrr taxes or higher cost to consumers because companies still have to give high returns to their investors.
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Slow news day.
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