6 Construction Projects that were a colossal waste of money and resources
Construction is an expensive job which requires precise planning and execution for making profits. However sometimes, people and authorities all over the world have built things that though impressive, have little to no use and we have chosen 6 such white elephant construction projects.
1 The Russky Bridge
Nikita Khrushchev wanted Vladivostok to be like San Francisco and decided to give it an iconic landmark like the Golden Gate Bridge. This view was carry forward by Vladimir Putin and when Vladivostok was chosen for Asia Pacific Economic Conference in 2012, he spent a billion dollars on a cable bridge connecting Vladivostok to Russky Island.
However the island’s population is just 5,000 and while the bridge can handle 50,000 cars, the costs to upkeep and maintain the bridge is far more than what it is bringing in for the government.