View from City Road: Bridge too far for the Swedes?
Friday 14 January 1994
At pounds 1.3bn, the 18-kilometre link complete with its own artificial island in the middle of the Strait of Oresund sounds like a bonanza for hard-up contractors. Among the bidders are Trafalgar House, Balfour Beatty and John Laing.
But the scheme is already being spoken of as an ecological disaster because of the threat it poses to wildlife in the Baltic.
Financial disaster surely cannot be far behind. A similar madcap scheme was proposed for the fixed Channel link by, among others, Trafalgar House.
The option that Britain and France plumped for in the end may be 100 per cent over budget, but the Channel tunnel will doubtless come to resemble a model of financial rectitude compared with what the Scandinavians are about to inflict on themselves.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
4Chan naked photos leak: Celebrity Twitter reactions to the mass breach of privacy
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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