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Biden to Visit Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 11:38 AM

Vice President Joe Biden hosts a presser at the Brooklyn Bridge tomorrow.  The Bridge is receiving some $30 million in stimulus funding toward a 4-year renovation.  

From the press release:

“New York City has received funding to repair and upgrade key components of the Brooklyn Bridge to improve its efficiency and extend its useful life. Part of this funding was awarded through a $30 million Recovery Act grant from the Department of Transportation. This investment is creating jobs, generating local economic activity, and allowing New York City to address other critical infrastructure needs. The Vice President will be joined by Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg."


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