Bridge Infrastructure Funding Announced!
On Friday, January 14th, the Biden administration announced the release of more than $27 billion in bridge funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Funding for the formula grant program will be distributed to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S territories and tribal governments over the next five years. The program is expected to help repair some 15,000 highway bridges. The funding includes $26.5 billion for states and $825 million for tribal bridges and incentives to spend money on "off-system" bridges, which are typically not on the federal aid highway system. A second $12.5 billion bridge program, aimed at "bridges of national and regional significance," will be announced after the Department of Transportation establishes eligibility and application criteria.