I'm not writing about the tunnel anymore, but when I saw the title of this, I thought: "OMG! The bearing's finally gone!". But no, it is a nice comment about the general situation.
The only comment I have is that the $1.6 billion is nowhere near the true final cost! I always thought that this estimate was based on the fact that everything would be golden from that point on, just like they had mentioned in their journal. If OPG is now sucking off the 'stranded debt' honey-pot, then it doesn't matter if the cost goes up to a few billion! :)