In order to improve evacu

In order to improve evacu

In order to improve evacuation routes out of New Orleans in the event of another major disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Department of Transportation if planning to construct an additional bridge across the Mississippi River. It s considering two alternatives: a suspension bridge and a cantilever bridge. The department uses an interest rate of 8% and plans a 50 year life for either bridge. Which design has the most favorable net present worth.A.initial construction cost 585000000Initial land acquisition cost 120000000annual operation and maintenance 200000annual increase 4%major maintenance (year 25) 185000000salvage cost 30000000B. initial construction cost 470000000Initial land acquisition cost 95000000annual operation and maintenance300000annual increase 30000major maintenance (year 25) 210000000salvage cost 27000000

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