09 April 2010

Bridge in Troubled Water

Let's pretend you run a county in a southern state. In this county there's a bridge. You had to close the bridge last year because, like much of American infrastructure, it was unsafe. To fix it will cost $48 million. Outrageous. So, you decide to tear it down - but that will still cost you $13 million... which you don't have. So what do you do? Call Hollywood of course.
Florida's Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni has appealed to production houses for the chance to blow up the Friendship Trail bridge.

The idea is not so crazy especially for this county. In 1991, they received $50,000 from the producers of Lethal Weapon 3 for the rights to film the old city hall being torn down.

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