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Iowa will receive federal dollars for bridge repairs

Iowa leads the nation for the most structurally deficient bridges.
Iowa leads the nation for the most structurally deficient bridges.
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 11:20 AM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - The federal government will give Iowa 400 million dollars to repair bridges across the state.

It’s all part of a $27 billion investment from the bipartisan infrastructure plan.

Maria Lehman, president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers told KCCI, “We’re going to have a lot of cones, a lot of orange cones out there for the next five years. But the cumulative impact, both from an economic standpoint and from a safety standpoint, is going to be terrific.”

In Iowa, there are more than 4,500 bridges considered “structurally deficient.”

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