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USDOT seeks applicants for first round of competitive bridge investment funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHA) opened a funding opportunity last week for the competitive Bridge Investment Program created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, promising nearly $2.4 billion this year for bridge work.

That money, pulled from the nearly $12.5 billion to be provided over the next five years, is meant to improve supply chains, lower prices and improve transportation through planning, replacement, rehabilitation, protection and preservation of the nation’s bridges. The Bridge Investment Program expanded applicant eligibility for all levels of government to be direct recipients of program funds.

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