Pedestrian bridge to relieve commuter congestion

Senator Mark Warner and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the construction of a new bicycle-pedestrian bridge crossing the Potomac River between Arlington and D.C..

The $20 million project was funded by the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Program that was a part of Warner’s authored Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

This bridge is a component of the larger Long Bridge project which aims to relieve the bottleneck in the area.

The project also includes the construction of a new two track railroad bridge and expanding the existing railroad corridor.

The total project will cost $1.9 billion but is estimated to bring $6 billion in benefits to the region by 2040.

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