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California scoffed at the high-speed bridge to nowhere, which took nine years to build

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California is on edge for celebrating the completion of a high-speed bridge that cost taxpayers $11 billion and nine years to build — and is clearly going nowhere.

Critics – including Tesla founder Elon Musk and Dogecoin creator Billy Markus – are slamming the California High Speed ​​Rail Authority after it bragged about last year’s completion of a ‘Fresno River Viaduct,’ just a small piece of the long-delayed bullet -train project of the state. attempt to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles

‘This is the most remarkable human achievement ever’ joked Markus, the creator of the funny cryptocurrency, on X Friday.

The Fresno River Viaduct
A Californian agency has spent $11 billion over the past nine years building a bridge for a high-speed rail line to nowhere, Dogecoin creator Bill Markus joked. CA high speed rail

“After 9 years and $11 billion, it takes about 5 minutes to walk 1,600 feet, so a high-speed rail line for that is a really big deal,” added Markus, who also goes by “Shibetoshi Nakamoto.”

“California is so capable.”

Musk also agreed, posting a sad, crying emoji to express his feelings about the boondoggle of a project that is reportedly in danger of being scrapped.

That’s despite the $11 billion in taxpayer money already poured into the Los Angeles to San Francisco high-speed rail project.

That figure includes the bridge as well as other work on the first phase of the high-speed route — which runs from Bakersfield north of Los Angeles to Merced, about 80 miles from the Bay Area.

Critics were responding to an earlier post from the rail authority, which touted the Fresno River Viaduct in Madera County as one of the “first completed high-speed rail structures.”

The Fresno River Viaduct
Critics — including Tesla founder Elon Musk and Dogecoin creator Billy Markus — are slamming the California High Speed ​​Rail Authority after it recently bragged about last year’s completion of a “Fresno River Viaduct.” CA high speed rail

“At a length of almost 500 meters, high-speed trains will run along the riverbed and run parallel to the BNSF railway,” the spokesperson said. authority said on X.

Though reported estimates to complete the rail line will cost taxpayers about $100 billion, Markus says shot back, joking: “Wow, so impressive, I can’t wait until the year 2400 to get this done for $700 trillion.”

Venture capitalist Patrick Blumenthal insinuated that the authority should pump the brakes by praising itself, outlining the lack of progress the rail line project has made.

“0.3 miles completed. After 15 years. After $11.2 BILLION. $36.96 billion per mile,” he wrote on X.




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