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Old 03-15-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Crowdfunded bridge will be only as long as citizens are willing to pay for | Springwise

Rotterdam’s Crowd-Funded Pedestrian Bridge

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The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) and Rotterdam-based architecture firm ZUS have launched the project I Make Rotterdam, a spectacular temporary pedestrian bridge between the city’s Central and the North districts that will be financed through crowd-funding.
What do you think? Should crowd funding be used more often for public works projects? Or should the govt always flip the bill?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:47 AM
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sounds neat, but only can work because it's cheap for infrastructure standards ( €440,000 ). You can't crowdfund a subway line or freeway. This part makes me wonder if there's a danger of building a bridge to nowhere (I've seen a couple real-life ones including a pedestrian overpass bridge that has no connections on either side):

for only €80,000 one first section of the bridge will be already built.
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