New York State is in for billions of dollars in federal funding being allocated to fix deteriorating bridges according to the state’s senior U.S. Senator.

Photo: Astrid Stevens/Getty Images (file)
Photo: Astrid Stevens/Getty Images (file)

Democrat Charles Schumer made a swing through Delaware County October 11 to announce about $13.5 billion has been secured in the latest infrastructure bill for work on transportation projects state-wide.

The Senate Majority Leader says there are 240 bridges in the Southern Tier that are deemed by transportation officials to be “structurally deficient.”

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Schumer says of the $13.5 billion in infrastructure rehabilitation funding for New York State, $1.9 billion dollars is earmarked to fix and repair bridges.

Schumer is also touting the legislation as a boon to the economy and says the funds will create thousands of union jobs.

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