Ogdensburg Border Bridge Receives $2M In Fed Funding
The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge will get some sprucing up thanks to$2 million in federal funding.
The money was announced Tuesday by senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
The money was granted to the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, which owns and operated the bridge.
The $2 million will fund critical repairs to replace portions of the failing, lead-based paint protection system on the bridge’s steel girder that spans the United States side.
The paint will be replaced with an environmentally friendly, zinc-based paint system.
The funding is from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant program, which invests in road, rail, transit, and port projects that achieve critical national objectives.