Sen. Schumer: New York Has Over 2,000 ‘Deficient’ Bridges

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new report finds New York has more than 2,000 bridges considered “deficient” and that number will rise dramatically once damage from Tropical Storm Irene is calculated.

Sen. Chuck Schumer is releasing the report that he says begs for passage of a federal transportation construction bill that is now pending in Washington.

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Schumer says funding for the bridge repair and replacement is scheduled to expire at the end of the month. He says New York would lose $3.2 billion if the aid isn’t continued.

The Democrat also says the work creates tens of thousands of jobs.

Schumer says the strength of New York’s economic recovery and the future of its rural communities depend on a network of safe bridges strong enough for big trucks.

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One Comment

  1. Meme Meyagi says:

    .there are 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa, what is being done about it?

  2. goblin says:

    I guess shafting drivers with tolls, registration fees, and garbage tickets isn’t enough to keep union road workers happy.

  3. Haywood Yacroak says:

    And if any one is a study in deficiency, it’s Schumer.

  4. IgnoranteElephante says:

    New York has 2000 deficient bridges and one gigantic deficient senator.

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