BFD: POTUS Announces New Investments to Modernize America’s Bridges

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rebuilds America’s Bridges to Get Americans to Work, School, and Connects Communities Across the Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 60 days after the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the Federal Highway Administration is launching a new program to rebuild thousands of America’s bridges and distribute critical funding to the states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Tribal Nations. The program is a part of the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is key to creating good-paying jobs, bringing manufacturing supply chains back to the U.S., delivering clean drinking water, and providing access to high-speed internet.

“President Biden promised action to rebuild America and he’s delivered,” said Danielle Melfi, Executive Director of Building Back Together. “Today’s announcement is a huge win for our economy and American workers, families, and communities in every part of the country who depend on these investments to get to work, take their kids to school, and run their small businesses. Thanks to the President and his common-sense leadership, and commitment to working across the aisle, America’s bridges and roads will be modernized in a boost to our country’s economic growth.”

Read about how the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help rebuild roads and bridges in need of critical repair in states across the country:

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Pennsylvania will receive an extra $1.63 billion in federal infrastructure funds to fix bridges, 3rd most in the U.S.”
    • “Background material released by senior Biden Administration officials shows that Pennsylvania has 3,353 bridges listed in poor condition.”
  • Chicago Tribune: “Illinois in line for $1.4 billion to fix bridges under Biden infrastructure plan”
    • “The funding should provide a boost to a state that has more than 2,300 bridges rated in ‘poor’ condition, according to federal data, the third-largest total among all 50 states.”
  • Miami Herald: “How much will Florida receive to fix its bridges under Biden’s infrastructure law?”
    • “The state has 408 bridges in poor condition, according to the agency’s 2020 National Bridge Inventory report.”
  • WIS News 10: “South Carolina to receive over $274M to address bridge needs under Biden infrastructure law”
    • “Under the program, South Carolina will receive $274.3 million to improve about 475 bridges in poor condition and preserve and improve the more than 4,750 bridges in fair condition in the state.”