Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 12:15 am (Updated: November 21, 1:05 am)
A subcontractor in the ongoing Ladd Greenway project nearly burned its bridges before building them by attempting to add a new design element at a substantial extra cost — well after prices and plans were a matter of record.
Ladd project engineer Danl Hall explained to Kingston City Council members at the November work session that when construction firm Stethen Smith won the Ladd project with a low bid last year, they contracted with the U.S. Bridge Co. to build a pedestrian bridge as part of the three-part greenway.
The contract was signed a year ago.
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