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Cantwell Calls For Replacement Of I-5 Bridge Connecting WA, OR

(Vancouver, WA) -- U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is calling for action to replace the I-5 bridge connecting Oregon and Washington state over the Columbia River. The Washington state Democrat spoke yesterday while taking a tour of the aging bridge, encouraging the state to take advantage of what she calls a "once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure." President Biden has signed new legislation into law creating two large pools of federal funding to improve infrastructure across the U.S. The funding includes 12-point-five-billion dollars for bridge investments. The Washington state legislature approved legislation during this year's session committing one-billion dollars to cover the state's anticipated share of the construction costs.

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