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House Democrats propose $5.5 billion bill for bridge repairs

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 21, 2013 @ 11:26 am In Aggbeat Online,News | No Comments

(Photo: Mike Renlund / Flickr) [1]

(Photo: Mike Renlund / Flickr [2])

House Democrats have introduced a bill to spend $5.5 billion on bridge repairs in the United States, our sister site, Better Roads, reported [3].

The proposed bill–the Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges (SAFE Bridges) Act–would affect more than 150,000 structurally deficient bridges.

Congress currently spends about $54 billion each year on transportation projects. However, many transportation advocates say that amount barely maintains the system and is not enough to fund future improvements.


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[3] our sister site, Better Roads, reported: http://www.betterroads.com/house-democrats-introduce-5-5-billion-bridge-funding-bill/

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