Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces $1.6 Billion for Pennsylvania Bridges

When an eight-lane Minneapolis, Minnesota bridge carrying Interstate 35 over the Mississippi River collapsed in 2007 killing 13 people, the nation took a closer look at aging infrastructure. Structurally deficient and poor condition bridges were found everywhere across the United States. Engineers knew it, and after the Minneapolis disaster, there was a new urgency to fund the repair of these bridges. Pennsylvania has made progress. “There are currently 2,433 state-owned bridges in poor condition in Pennsylvania, down from a high of over 6,000 in 2008,” Pennsylvania Transportation pess secretary Alexis Campbell told The Epoch Times. Pennsylvania has over 25,400 state-owned bridges in total. Now Pennsylvania will receive $1.6 billion from the federal infrastructure bill to continue repairing bridges. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Philadelphia Friday to announce Pennsylvania’s sizable cut of the largest investment ever made in fixing bridges—that is, $26.5 billion to states, the District of Columbia, …Read More

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