EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's bridges will be getting $53.6 million to fund repairs this year, Congressman Peter DeFazio announced on Friday.
It's part of a larger sum -- $268.2 million -- that will be provided to the state over the next five years.
“With over 44,000 bridges in poor condition around our country, including 395 in Oregon alone, today’s announcement of $27.5 billion in long-overdue funding is great news for rural and urban communities alike,” said DeFazio.
DeFazio shared hopes that the investments will create good-paying jobs here at home and across the country.
“Bridges connect communities and are critical to everyday life -- helping Americans get to work, visit family, or explore our great country."
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