Pennsylvania Bridges to get $1.6 billion from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

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The country took a closer look at aging infrastructure when an eight-lane Minneapolis, Minnesota bridge carrying Interstate 35 over the Mississippi River collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people.

Bridges that were physically inadequate and in poor condition may be seen all throughout the United States. Engineers were aware of this, and following the Minneapolis accident, there was a renewed push to fund bridge repairs.

In all, Pennsylvania has about 25,400 state-owned bridges. Pennsylvania will now get $1.6 billion as part of the federal construction plan to continue bridge repairs.

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Philadelphia on Friday to introduce Pennsylvania's significant contribution to the biggest investment in bridge repair ever made—$26.5 billion over 5 years to states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, plus $825 million for Tribal Transportation Facilities.

15 Jan 2022

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