Queensferry Crossing comes in £245 million under budget. That’s more than 18%!

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‘Under budget’. There’s a phrase you rarely hear so it’s impressive when you do hear it.  Does the Scottish government get any credit for this? Some, surely? If it had come in over budget we’d never have heard the end of it. All the costs associated with the ‘over-run’ in the completion date will have to be met by the contractor – ‘Scottish Government fails to mess-up contract’?

The new crossing is expected to last for well over 100 years and to bring many economic benefits with it including: a stream of new business looking to acquire land and property in the surrounding areas. It will also help advance tourism opportunities.’

https://news.gov.scot/news/queensferry-crossing-a-bridge-to-economic-resilience

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31 thoughts on “Queensferry Crossing comes in £245 million under budget. That’s more than 18%!

  1. Kenzie August 27, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I don’t suppose ‘I’m John McKay’ will have precious much to say about this. Or, Revolting Scotland, or the 4th estate, or…..

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    • Brian Powell August 27, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      They are saying Labour did it.

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      • Gor Jam August 27, 2017 / 6:25 pm

        NOBODY better be saying that!

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      • Clydebuilt August 27, 2017 / 6:25 pm

        That’s what I’ve heard. Johann Lamont’s conceptualisation. Eck half inched it and Nicola gets aw the points.

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  2. xsticks August 27, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    The british establishment are set to take this over and turn it into a union flag waving GSTQ event. They will do their best to airbrush the SNP out of the picture and deny them the credit they are due for a fabulous and much needed bridge.

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  3. Donald Kilgour August 27, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Will this be going into the Indyref2 war chest? 😜

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  4. Finnmacollie August 27, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Critics say bridge builders to be unemployed for 150 years.

    btw Broon is getting to make an intervenshun on Radio 4 as he lives “in the shadow of the bridges”. He’ll either take the credit or complain that it spoils the view from his conservatory. Either way, I’ll be washing my hair when it’s on.

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  5. johnrobertson834 August 27, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    2 600 views! The other stories are getting just 3 figures? Why? I’d never make a professional headline writer.

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    • Contrary August 27, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Well, I certainly can’t help with the snappy headlines. But it’s a very pertinent subject, has a lot of interest for people, most folks seem to be very positive about the new crossing, everyone is chatting about it, and the much awaited opening, and also maybe it helps if wings retweets a tweet with the link? https://mobile.twitter.com/SandPatterson/status/901794219471360000

      Dunno, is my answer to your why? Folks are contrary, and never do what you expect,,,

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    • John August 27, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      You were shared on The Nicola Sturgeon Appreciation Society again , maybe that helped .

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  6. John August 28, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Don’t know why you can’t see this John , maybe you have to join as it is a private group .

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  7. Douglas A Wright August 28, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Must be the cheap Chinese steel that Salmond insisted on

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    • Contrary August 28, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Aye, and apparently the Spanish sub-contractors were a bit dodgy too 🙂 , I’ll let others try it out before venturing forth (see what I did?).

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      • johnrobertson834 August 29, 2017 / 10:14 am

        Yes and it was very bad. That’s your third and last warning.

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      • Contrary August 29, 2017 / 11:31 pm

        Hmph. I’m under-appreciated. All that talent going to waste.

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  8. Andrew August 28, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Probably because the original contract was for 6 lanes, but we only have 2.

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  9. Tom Obrien August 28, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Makes up for the massive overspend on parliment , V & A in Dundee and the various other overspends in the NHS.

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  10. Phil Drackley August 29, 2017 / 9:32 am

    If its that much under budget, did they leave some bits out? Better check the meccano box to see if there’s any pieces they forgot.

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  11. johnrobertson834 August 29, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Douglas, Andrew, Tom, Phil, don’t be mean. If you can’t say something nice….

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