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Queensboro and Other East River Bridges Get Millions From City for Repairs

(DNAINFO)  Shaye Weaver | March 30, 2017 — The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is getting the lion’s share of capital funding for major repairs planned for the city’s East River bridges over the next three years.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2017 Capital Commitment Plan through 2020 parcels out $110 million for the bridge, bringing the total planned funding for the project to $392 million — the most of what’s been allotted for the East River Bridges, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office.

The Brooklyn Bridge will be given an additional $34 million for ramp rehabilitation and repainting for a total of $377 million; the Manhattan Bridge was allotted $33 million more for hazard mitigation and other rehab work totaling $127 million; and the Williamsburg Bridge capital budget was increased by $13 million to $40 million for hazard mitigation, IBO’s report states.

Source: Queensboro and Other East River Bridges Get Millions From City for Repairs – Upper East Side – DNAinfo New York