Tennessee to receive $302M for bridge repairs

The state of Tennessee is due to receive $302 million for bridge repair from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Bridge Formula Program. The historic program focuses on rehabilitation, replacement, preservation, protection, and construction for bridges across the nation as part of nationwide infrastructure programs. According to USDOT, Tennessee has 881 bridges in poor condition. The state will receive $302.1 million over a period of five years for bridge-related projects with $60.4 million allotted for the first year of the program in fiscal year 2022.