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$26.5B from IIJA targets bridge repair, replacement projects

January 18, 2022

Crumbling bridges are a serious problem in the U.S. A 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers report found that more than a third of the country’s bridges need repairs, 45,000 were classified as structurally deficient and 79,500 need to be replaced entirely. The new program aims to help address some of these deteriorating spans.

The new program is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the Interstate highway system, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in the release.

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