Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
— Nikita Khrushchev (1894 – 1971)
Image of the lovely Trinity Bridge in Crowland Town, Lincolnshire. It was built to cross a now diverted river. But it is too good a picture for this quote: By Thorvaldsson (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons