Local Bridge to be Replaced with 100% Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen joined House Speaker Kent Williams, TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely, Senator Rusty Crowe and officials from Carter County today to break ground on a local bridge replacement project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The Carter County project will replace a steel truss bridge along Steel Bridge Road at Wilbur Dam Road.
"This project is a great representation of how the Recovery Act benefits local economies,” said Bredesen. “This one-lane bridge is in a dangerous curve, is nearly 70 years old and carries close to 100 vehicles a day. By replacing this bridge with 100 percent Recovery Act funds, the county government saves more than $300,000 in matching funds, but more importantly this project will create jobs and provide Carter County residents with a better bridge and a safer roadway.