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Cost of Bay Area bridge project unprecedented

Patricia Decker and Robert Porterfield have found the construction project on the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be the most expensive project ever done in the state of California. While overall costs have been presented to the public, Decker and Porterfield report that the interest on the money borrowed to pay for construction will double the price of the bridge, making the final price tag about $12 billion. In several stories, Decker and Porterfield outline the history and costs of the span, as well as investigations into who profits most from the construction.

The investigation, conducted by the SF Public Press, first appeared in the McSweeney's single-edition newspaper, the San Francisco Panorama.

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