Hadley James was the director of the Department of Public Works in Pittsburgh before the Great War.
After an incident involving the Wabash Bridge in Pittsburgh, James was assigned to oversee its reconstruction. As director in his department, he felt that the new bridge would be more cost effective if he were to simply replicate the nearby 10th Street Bridge in design.
Upon the completion of the new bridge, Emily Weise, the head of the Pittsburgh Heritage Society, showed her anger and distaste with his choice to not rebuild the bridge as it once was. Through a business message, she clearly expressed her anger at his inability to restore the architectural monument, and outlined her actions of reporting him to his senior advisor. It is not known whether or not he was fired in response to the complaint, whether or not anyone cared, or if the bridge itself was rebuilt again later on. The message can be found on Hadley's personal terminal.