One of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s (IIJA) key purposes is to fund the reconstruction and replacement of aging bridges across the United States.
The IIJA, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) will help improve infrastructure across the nation by building and repairing bridges, roads, rails, improve access to clean drinking water, support environmental justice, and more.
Currently, 45,000 bridges are considered to be in poor condition. As such, hundreds of millions in IIJA funding has been allocated towards the reconstruction or replacement of these structures.
This investment towards bridges is the single largest since the interstate highway system was built. With this funding, thousands of smaller bridges — in addition to some of the most economically significant, will be upgraded or replaced entirely.
Below, we’ve highlighted states receiving anywhere from $45 to $500+ million in funding for bridge-related infrastructure projects. They are: California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Florida, South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Illinois, and New York.
We expect to see major bridge reconstruction projects across the United States launch as this funding becomes available.
To dive into the details of how all BIL funding is being allocated, check out the White House’s official BIL factsheets.