Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced the inclusion of $52.5 million for the seismic retrofit of the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the recently passed Building Efficient Surface Transportation Equity Act (BESTEA). "This is a major investment in the future of our local economy," Pelosi said. "The Golden Gate Bridge carries 130,000 vehicles per day. Protecting the bridge against the damaging effects of an earthquake is an important priority for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and me."
Rep. Pelosi also successfully included funding for the following projects:
"These projects are significant because they address the transportation and environmental concerns of our thriving downtown business community and our neighborhoods," Pelosi said.
BESTEA now goes to President Clinton for his signature.
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