Published On: Tue, May 29th, 2018

How the causeway suddenly became ten percent more expensive

Causeway Bridge - 20131226 MGP

PHILIPSBURG – Five companies submitted a bid for the construction of the causeway bridge across the Simpson Bay lagoon. The most expensive bid of $39.445 million by Volker Construction International won. But when the St. Maarten Harbor Holding Company (SMHHC) presented the project during a presentation about the bond issue the price had inexplicably gone up to $43.5 million.

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