ICYMI: THOUSANDS OF BRIDGES BEING REPAIRED THANKS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE LAW

The 2,400 Bridge Projects This Year Have Exceeded Expectations

In Case You Missed It — Yesterday, President Biden returned to the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, which collapsed eight months ago. The bridge will be repaired within a year, far faster than the usual 2 or 5-year timeline. The repair happened quickly thanks to funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which is rebuilding bridges and other crumbling infrastructure across the country.

The White House released a fact sheet detailing how the BIL’s $40 billion for bridges has led to more projects than expected and why it’s having a huge impact on communities and local economies across the country.

READ THE WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET HERE

KEY POINTS: 

  • In less than a year, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds are being put to work to begin to repair, rehabilitate and replace over 2,400 bridge projects across the United States, exceeding President Biden’s goal for the first year.

  • Like the Fern Hollow Bridge, these bridges can be life lines for communities, connecting families to their loved ones, students to school, workers to their jobs, and providing critical access and evacuation routes in case of an emergency. That is why the Biden-Harris Administration has hit the ground running to rebuild bridges across the country.

  • This includes some critical bridges for communities such as:

    • The I-270 Bridge over the Mississippi River which connects St. Louis, Missouri and Madison, County Illinois. This bridge was built in 1966 and carries over 50,000 vehicles per day and is an important route for trucks transporting goods across the Midwest.

    • The Dare Country Bridge in North Carolina which connects Roanoke Island to the mainland of North Carolina and is one of the longest bridges in the state.

    • The I-65 Bridge over the Sepulga River in Alabama which was built in 1960 and is an important transportation route for this rural community.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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