Monday, February 27, 2012
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is warning that money needed to fix crumbling bridges in our state may be cut by a bill going through Congress.
On Friday, Ellison spoke about the need to fix bridges at the Highway 7 Bridge that runs over Highway 100 in St. Louis Park, which is one of 1,400 bridges in Minnesota that have been declared structurally deficient.
“It kind of makes me a little nervous if the experts say this bridge is structurally deficient, to let me or my family or my friends drive over it every day,” said Ellison.
Ellison says the Transportation Bill before Congress right now would cut $315 million in funding to fix Minnesota infrastructure, and added that it would result in the loss of 11,000 jobs.