From the Daily News:
After several years of delays, planning and community opposition, the cost of replacing the 108-year-old City Island Bridge has risen to $120 million.
Back on Aug. 20, 2003 - when Mayor Bloomberg announced plans for a new high-tech bridge "as unique as the island itself" - the cost was estimated at $32 million.
The new bridge project has yet to get started, with the latest launch date now set for next year.
"What are they building, the Bridge on the River Kwai?" groaned Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), whose district includes the tiny, isolated community surrounded by Long Island Sound and Eastchester Bay.
He and other critics of the city's plans to build a "signature bridge," with suspension cables evoking the island's sailing past, said they'd be far happier with a cheaper remake of the current ugly-duckling span.
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