BRISTOL BOROUGH >> State Rep. John Galloway announced that Bristol Borough was awarded a $572,307 state grant to support the replacement of the Maple Beach Road bridge.

The grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

The Bristol grant will support a project to replace a decommissioned bridge along Maple Beach Road, to provide safe access to Maple Beach, the borough’s wastewater treatment facility, and one of Pennsylvania’s only freshwater tidal marshes.

“Replacing the dilapidated bridge is necessary work that will help ensure the borough can safely maintain access in this area,” Galloway said. “I’m glad that the state saw the value in this project and awarded the funds.”

The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.

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