New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner say more money is needed to help the state’s aging bridges.
Appearing under a 90-year-old timber-decked bridge in Syracuse on Monday, Dinapoli and Miner say changes in how state money is awarded for bridge repairs means that funds for secondary bridges have been cut. The two Democrats say deteriorating bridges are not only a safety issue but also an economic one, as poor infrastructure makes it harder for commuters and trucks alike.
The bridge DiNapoli and Miner highlighted Monday needs more than $860,000 in repairs and is one of five bridges in Syracuse rated by state transportation officials as deficient.
Miner says leaders in Albany and in Washington, D.C., need to “step up and make infrastructure a priority.”
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