Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2019
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Rowena White (203) 576-7201
City of Bridgeport to Receive 50% Funding Match from State of Connecticut Department of Transportation to Rebuild Congress Street Bridge
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation has made a commitment to fund fifty percent (50%) of the cost to rebuild the Congress Street Bridge from the state’s Local Bridge Program. This approval of state funds matches the Bridgeport City Council’s previously approved $12 million of city capital allocated for the Congress Street Bridge construction project.
“We are thrilled to receive the matching funds for the $24 million project that will have a huge impact on Bridgeport’s infrastructure and rejoin our communities. Rebuilding the Congress Street Bridge will have a tremendous and positive economic impact on the downtown and East Side in addition to improving safety response,” said Mayor Ganim. “It’s great to make this announcement on Governor Lamont’s first day in office. We appreciate all the work that our state legislators have done to champion this project. I’d like also to thank our federal delegation for all their support in getting legislation passed that made this state funding opportunity possible.”
We look forward to hosting a formal announcement with our elected officials and community leaders at Congress Street Bridge on Friday, January 18, 2019. Time tbd.