has released $4.7 million to the Connecticut Department of Transportation
for construction of a new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New
Haven. The money comes from the 2002 Transportation Appropriations
bridge carrying I-95 traffic over the Quinnipiac River is to be
replaced with a 10-lane structure, with work starting in 2004.
The new bridge reportedly will cost as much as $350 million and
take six years to complete.
is important not only for commuters, but also for the trucking
industry that uses the I-95 corridor," U.S. Rep. Rosa L.
DeLauro told news reporters.