bridge-repairs

Pgh bridge collapse one week later: Officials discuss funding and the state of Pa.’s bridges

BY: - February 4, 2022

The briefing comes a week after 10 people were injured in the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh just hours ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the area to tout the newly passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

Pa. to get $1.6B in new bridge funding from feds, though toll plans still on amid funding shortfalls

BY: and - January 18, 2022

Pennsylvania will get $1.6 billion in extra federal funding over the next five years to fix more than 3,000 bridges across the commonwealth.  The funding comes from $26.5 billion in funds for distressed bridges authorized under the recent infrastructure law. The law will also waive the requirement that states and local governments provide matching funds, […]

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About those PennDOT bridge tolls | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - February 27, 2021

PennDOT wants to toll nine bridges across Pa. to pay for repairs. Lawmakers were not thrilled at the news.

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Why Wolf’s plan to toll Pa. bridges is a road to nowhere with lawmakers | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 25, 2021

Yes, Pennsylvania badly needs better roads and bridges. But the way it's unfolding right now is just a mess.