As we told you would happen after the emergency closure of Arlington Memorial Bridge lanes, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Congressman Don Beyer, U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis today at a press conference near Memorial Bridge to urge Congress to pass a bipartisan, long-term federal transportation bill that makes critical investments in America’s aging infrastructure.
Recently, the National Park Service has announced the six-month closures of two traffic lanes on Memorial Bridge, which has been deemed “structurally deficient” due to corrosion and other safety concerns. Approximately 68,000 drivers use the Memorial Bridge to travel between Virginia and Washington, D.C. every day.
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