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FEMA Money Will Strengthen 20 NY Bridges

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced federal funding headed New York’s way to strengthen 20 bridges.

The bridges on the receiving end of $47.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding are bridges that cross water and are vulnerable to foundation erosion. Governor Cuomo says the new reality of extreme weather means it is important to strengthen the state’s infrastructure. Two bridges in the Hudson Valley receiving FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant funding are the Route 22 Bridge over the Roeliff Jansen Kill in Hillsdale in Columbia County – that’s getting $750,000 -- and the Route 211 Bridge over the Wallkill River in Montgomery in Orange County, which is receiving $13.7 million. Cuomo has requested a total of $518 million in Federal funding to strengthen 105 bridges across the state.

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