VP Harris To Highlight Historic Bridge Investments To Wrap Up “Investing In America” Tour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2023
PRESS CONTACT: Eileen Garcia, (786) 486-1302, [email protected]
VP HARRIS TO HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC BRIDGE INVESTMENTS TO WRAP UP “INVESTING IN AMERICA” TOUR
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Vice President Kamala Harris will announce new funding for bridge repairs through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden. This law is already funding repair projects for more than 4,600 bridges nationwide. Today’s announcement builds on this progress, delivering another $300 million for bridges serving 230,000 vehicles daily across eight states and Washington, D.C.
Today’s event at the Arland D. Williams Jr. Memorial Bridge, which will receive $72 million in funding and serves 88,000 vehicles per day, wraps up the Biden-Harris Administration’s 3-week “Investing in America” tour. Over the course of the last month, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and 18 other administration officials traveled to over 50 cities across 25 states, highlighting $435 billion in funding for 23,000 infrastructure projects.
“The Biden-Harris agenda is rebuilding roads and bridges across the country, making our communities safer and strengthening our infrastructure for future generations,” said Building Back Together spokesperson Eileen Garcia. “These projects are game changers for commuters, helping to cut down on traffic congestion and keep drivers safe. Today’s announcement from Vice President Harris is yet another example of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to improving the lives of working people nationwide.”
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden delivers the largest investment in America’s roads and bridges in history.
- The law invests $40 billion over five years to repair bridges nationwide, creating jobs while making our communities safer.
- Funding has been announced for 4,600 bridge projects nationwide, with some projects already completed.
- Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh was rebuilt using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding less than one year after it collapsed.
- Other bridge projects already being funded by the infrastructure law include:
- West Mission Bay Drive Bridge in San Diego, California
- I-270 Bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Missouri and Illinois
- Dare County Bridge in North Carolina, one of the longest bridges in the state
- I-65 Bridge over the Sepulga River in Alabama
President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is delivering historic funding to communities that have historically been left out and left behind.
- Along with rebuilding roads, bridges, and highways, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law also delivers unprecedented funding to replace lead pipes and deliver clean water, expand access to affordable high-speed internet, and make America more competitive in the 21st century.
- To date, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced for 23,000 projects across 4,500 cities and towns.
- These projects create good-paying union jobs that don’t require a college degree.
- In addition to federal funding, since President Biden took office, we’ve seen more than $435 billion in private sector manufacturing investments nationwide and a record 12 million new jobs created.
Read more about the positive impact of the Biden-Harris agenda nationwide here.
Building Back Together is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that serves as a messaging and organizing hub for national and in-state allies to advance the legislative agenda of the Biden-Harris Administration. BBT works alongside our partners to educate communities across the country about how the Biden-Harris agenda impacts their lives – by creating good-paying union jobs, lowering costs, and fueling economic growth – and contrasting these legislative accomplishments with the harmful plans of Republicans in Congress.