(DAVIE, Fla.) — Want to buy a bridge? Never used! A South Florida town has one for sale.
The unwanted bridge is in Davie, Fla. Last year the Davie Town Council commissioned a 90-foot bridge, intended to carry horseback traffic and hikers over a canal.
It was a good idea, but the design plans were never reviewed before construction started. Instead of a quaint bridge for horses and walkers, the construction company built a plain steel bridge designed for vehicle traffic.
By the time the mistake was noticed, it was too late.
The bridge cost Davie over $111,000 plus more than $17,000 for shipping costs. Faced with the massive expense of the bridge that doesn’t do what it was meant to, and that nobody seems to want, the town is looking to sell it.
They are reportedly asking for whatever someone is willing to pay.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist