"This federal funding is the first step in ensuring that the
"I am pleased that the federal government has stepped up to restore this historic and vital bridge, which connects important parts of our city," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. "I want to thank Congressman Lynch for his work in helping our city to secure this funding."
Earlier this year, Congressman Lynch approached Republican and Democratic leaders on the House Transportation Committee to formally request federal funding for the rehabilitation of the
Lynch added, "This new federal investment in this historic landmark will protect it for generations to come. I am working with Mayor Menino as well as Senators Kennedy and Kerry to ensure that this funding will be approved by the U.S. Senate, and that it will be delivered to the City of