EVERETT, WA – According to an announcement today from Rep. Rick Larsen’s office (WA-02), Washington will receive approximately $121 million for the Fiscal Year 2022 and $605.1 million over the next five years in federal formula funding to address the state’s bridge needs, made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Rep. Larsen will be visiting Merrill & Ring Creek Bridge and the Edgewater Bridge along the Mukilteo Boulevard, two bridges the City has identified as needing replacement.

Larsen’s release also announced that on Friday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will launch the Bridge Formula Program, the largest bridge formula program in U.S. history. “The Bridge Formula Program is designed to give states, Tribes, counties and local governments the ability to repair smaller, local bridges, sometimes known as ‘economically significant bridges,’ will be rolled out at a later date,” said Joseph Tutino, a spokesman in Larsen’s office.

Tutino cited a recent report that issued nearly 400 bridges in Washington State that are structurally deficient. Additionally, they identified more than 6,500 bridges in need of repair throughout the state. You can find out more information on the FHA’s Bridge Formula Program funding to states, here.

Larsen has had more than 50 virtual and in-person events to highlight how the bipartisan infrastructure law benefits Northwest Washington since November.

For more information on how Northwest Washington benefits from the law, click here.

Daniel Albert is an Award-Winning journalist majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications at Washington State University.