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One would think that the design proposal would have been signed off by all regulating authorities before $800,000 was allowed to be spent on it.

At this point the main risks would be a design flaw (engineer's responsibility), an improper installation (inspector's/contractor's responsibility), improper management during severe conditions (city's responsibility), or unforeseen circumstances - which would depend on the nature of the circumstances and how they are reacted to.

I'm thinking that an alternate route should be provided, even if that route only includes temporary sidewalk access protected by concrete barriers or a couple of priority crosswalks on Lower Water that provide access to the sidewalk by the Dominion Public Bldg - it would make a mess of traffic, but so be it - that's the price of construction. Right now it's a mess for pedestrians having to basically detour to Bedford Row.

The road train will help, but I don't think it will have the capacity to really make a difference volume-wise. It should be a good thing for those with mobility challenges, though.
Excellent points. It would be nice if a reporter actually sat down with WDC and asked detailed questions.....live in hope.
After completion the Ocean Ranger drilled off Alaska and then sat idle for over 1 year. It was then moved to the Grand Banks where the Newfoundland government insisted the owners ODECO employ as many Newfoundlanders as possible. During the inquiry I read all the inspection reports by Canadian agencies, the first inspection report was a harbinger of things to come and successive reports indicated continuing problems. The weather conditions on the Grand banks in winter are a lot more severe than offshore Alaska. Add in the politics of the offshore at the time and you can understand why nobody said 'Wait a minute, there are issues that need to be dealt with before we go any further '.
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Here's one I took looking back from the Cable Wharf:

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