Rebuild SoCal Partnership is launching a new effort to Fix Every Bridge in Southern California.
California is home to nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges. These bridges play a vital role in our communities. They connect people to jobs, schools, and family members; they ensure access to hospitals, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles; they also play a critical role in our economy – ensuring efficient and reliable goods movement.
In Southern California, some of our largest and most traveled bridges along corridors such as I-5 in San Diego, Highway 101, I-10, I-110, and I-710 LA river crossing in Los Angeles, and CA-60 in Riverside are in need of major repair and rehabilitation. In fact, five of the top ten most traveled structurally deficient bridges in the country are in Southern California, with a combined average daily travel of 1.25 million.
At a time of unprecedented budget surplus, we can’t wait for earthquakes or tragedy. The time to act is now.
Repairing bridges will:
- Create good-paying union construction jobs
- Keep communities connected
- Reduce commute time and road construction
- And increase safety and reduce accidents
- Cut response time for first responders
- Improve ability to withstand natural disasters
Visit www.Rebuildsocal.org/fixeverybridge to let your California representative know that you support fixing California’s bridges.
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