Rep. Gottheimer visits Hackensack bridge that will be repaired with federal funding
Change is coming for some of New Jersey’s bridges desperately in need of repair.
New Jersey is getting $1.14 billion in funding for bridges from the bipartisan infrastructure package.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer and other officials visited the East Anderson Street Bridge in Hackensack on Tuesday. The congressman says this bridge is one of many that will be improved with the funding.
“This bridge, as everyone said, literally is falling apart… In New Jersey, one-third of bridges are considered unsafe or structurally deficient,” Gottheimer said. “This bridge will get fixed. Starting next year, they’re finishing all the plans. Starting next year, construction will begin."
There are about 500 bridges across the state in poor condition that will get repaired.