Bridges a Top Cause for Rep. Nick Rahall
The federal Department of Transportation is planning to audit bridges across the country, after a request by West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall over safety concerns. Bridges have been a focus for Rahall. Earlier this year, he introduced the SAFE Bridges Act aimed at helping states address a $121 billion backlog of deficient bridges, hoping something can be done not only about safety, but to improve the economics of it. Without sturdy bridges, goods and services can't get from one place to the next. The SAFE Bridges Act would send $57.8 million to West Virginia over two years.