Nashville, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee will soon receive $302 million in funding from the Department of Transportation to repair, upgrade, protect and construct bridges across the state.
The funds come after the launch of the Bridge Formula Program which is being funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program will be directed by the Federal Highway Administration and represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system. The total amount nationally available to all states as well as D.C. and Puerto Rico in 2022 is $5.3 billion.
Tennessee will be able to address structural issues with roughly 880 bridges listed by the state as in "poor condition" as well as over 10,700 bridges listed in "fair condition." A list of bridges and their sufficiency ratings is available here.
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