A few more links to relevant news that I don't really want to address in detail (more original content coming soon, I promise!):
Viaduct price soars - The competition-winning Te Wero bridge (pictured above) in New Zealand has increased in budget from NZ$35m to NZ$51m. Some people remain keen, others note there are cheaper alternatives. Plenty of details at Auckland's project website including copies of the winning and runner-up submissions.
What are bridges for these days?
Venice cancels opening ceremony for hated Calatrava Bridge
Steel delay latest setback for Trinity River Bridge - another Calatrava bridge with cost concerns (pictured above)
Wear bridge designer's gloomy verdict - public consultation on secret competition-winning bridge due to start in September