Brooklyn Bridge to Receive Federal Stimulus Funding


brooklyn-bridgeNew paint for the Brooklyn Bridge is on the list of projects that will get federal stimulus money.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York’s senators are announcing the six infrastructure projects that will get the $261 million. The list includes a project to spruce up the Brooklyn Bridge with new paint and wider ramps leading off and on.

A Staten Island ferry terminal will also get new traffic ramps.

Two Bruckner Expressway bridges over the Bronx River will get a new protective coating. And the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Queens will get a makeover.

The mayor says the federal stimulus money is helping create jobs and is going toward projects that might have otherwise been cut.

{Elisha NYC}