Funding is a result of the infrastructure bill passed into law last year
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $327.2 million to fix bridges in Pennsylvania for fiscal year 2022. The funding is made possible by the infrastructure law passed last year. Pennsylvania will continue to receive additional bridge funding for four additional years as well as be able to compete for billions in additional funding dedicated to bridge and highway infrastructure. Over the next five years, Pennsylvania is expected to receive a total of $1.6 billion for bridges in formula funding alone. Pennsylvania has 3,353 bridges in poor condition, making Pennsylvania the state with the second highest number of bridges in poor condition in the country.
“For a long time, Pennsylvanians have had to make do with driving over thousands of bridges in poor condition. Now, I am proud to say that this year alone, hundreds of millions of dollars will go towards repairing and upgrading those bridges, which are so vital to the Commonwealth. This investment will better connect communities, stimulate job growth across Pennsylvania and make commutes to work and school much safer. Thanks to the Infrastructure Law, we can expect billions of dollars more that will strengthen our communities and our economy,” said Senator Casey.
The Bridge Formula Program (BFP), as established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, is the largest bridge formula program in American history – dedicating $26.5 billion to states over the five years of the law and $825 million for Tribal transportation facilities.