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Reps. Wild and Houlahan Announce Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding Heading to PA Bridges

$327.2M Heading to the Keystone State in FY2022

  • CJH at bridge press conference

Today, Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) and Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) hosted a virtual press conference to announce the first round of bridge funding heading to Pennsylvania from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

“Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation for the number of bridges in poor condition (3,353 to be exact)—so to say we will benefit from the newly announced Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding is an understatement,” said Houlahan. “Especially after the flooding and destruction we experienced as a result of Hurricane Ida, our municipal leaders and union crews are ready to rebuild. This investment will benefit our entire Commonwealth, and it was one of the proudest votes of my career to help get this across the finish line.”

“Anyone who has ever driven around the Greater Lehigh Valley can attest to the urgent need for this bipartisan law to start improving the roads and bridges that our community uses every day,” said Rep. Wild. “This funding will fundamentally improve the health and safety of our community, and I couldn’t be prouder to have helped make it happen. 

In Pennsylvania, there are 3,353 bridges in poor condition, according to the 2020 National Bridge Inventory. The five-year funding formula for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will send $1.6B to Pennsylvania to repair bridges, and in fiscal year 2022 the Keystone State will receive more than $327 million in federal funding for bridge updates.