April 13, 2023

Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Applaud $296 Million for Bridge Investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) applauded the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) announcement of $295.7 million for the Bridge Investment Program, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program is providing critical resources for nine bridge projects across the country.

“The $296 million awarded to nine projects through the Bridge Investment Program will connect communities, boost commerce, reduce commute times and create jobs,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOT is partnering with local communities to rebuild bridges to improve quality of life while growing the economy. The impact of this funding will be felt across the country, from the reinvention and replacement of Michigan’s 85-year-old Lafayette Bascule Bridge that will improve mobility for walkers and cyclists to rehabilitating the Arland D. Williams Jr. Memorial bridge over the Potomac River in the District of Columbia.”

"As Ranking Member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and the District of Columbia's only member of Congress, I have advocated tirelessly for the federal government to fully fund our nation's infrastructure," Ranking Member Norton said. "The $295 million in grants for bridges announced today, including $72 million to rehabilitate the I-395 bridge over the Potomac, will be used to address existing problems and ultimately leave our country with better-functioning transit systems, meaning safer, more predictable commutes and less time sitting in traffic."