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Funding from infrastructure law allows PennDOT to begin bridge replacement

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is applauding the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) announcement that they are beginning the work to replace the Fern Hollow Bridge using $25.3 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This announcement comes less than a week after the bridge collapse.

“I applaud the City of Pittsburgh, PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration’s swift response to the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse,” said Senator Casey. “The incident underscored the need for the massive investments we are making in bridge repairs and replacements through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Thanks to President Biden’s law, we have the resources to begin the replacement of this essential artery as expediently as possible. I remain committed to working with Governor Wolf, PennDOT, the City of Pittsburgh and local officials in Allegheny County and across the Commonwealth to not only see this project to completion, but to identify other bridges most in need so we can prevent this from happening anywhere else.”