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Pelosi Announces Golden Gate Bridge to Receive $400 Million for Seismic Retrofit Under Democrats’ Infrastructure Law

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge will soon receive $400 million from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under Democrats’ historic Infrastructure Law.  These funds will be used to strengthen one of the Bay Area’s most vital arteries and bolster its resilience against earthquakes.

“For more than eight decades, the Golden Gate Bridge has stood as a symbol of the innovative spirit of the Bay Area and our nation,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.  “The Federal Highway Administration’s $400 million investment will help ensure that this iconic landmark continues to safely and reliably serve our region for many years to come.  As a proud Representative of San Francisco, it was my privilege to work alongside President Biden, Secretary Buttigieg and the entire Bay Area Delegation to ensure our region receives its fair share of the Infrastructure Law’s once-in-a-generation investment in America’s bridges.”

“The Golden Gate Bridge is an international icon and key transportation link for the Bay Area that serves tens of millions of residents and visitors every year, and this vital funding allows us to finish strengthening the Bridge against disasters,” said Denis Mulligan, General Manager of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.  “Thanks to Speaker Pelosi, the Biden Administration, and the entire Bay Area Congressional delegation, the Golden Gate Bridge will be protected for generations to come.”
The FHWA found that the Golden Gate Bridge is currently in “fair condition” but noted that continued deterioration would result in a “poor” rating within the next three years.  The Bridge’s north and south approaches were retrofitted in 2013, leaving only the main suspension span to be upgraded.  The newly-announced federal funding will allow this remaining section to undergo vital seismic upgrades and ensure the Bridge’s continued structural integrity.

Passed by the Democratic Congress, the Infrastructure Law was signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021.  This historic legislation established a competitive Bridge Investment Program, delivering $12.5 billion to build, repair and replace key bridges across the country.  This initiative represents the single largest investment in America’s bridges since the construction of the interstate highway system.

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