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Brooklyn Bridge getting a $500M makeover (NEW YORK)

Brooklyn Bridge getting a $500M makeover (NEW YORK)

By The Associated Press
Published: June 3, 2010

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Bridge has been through a lot in its 127 years, and now the New York icon needs a facelift.

The famous 1.1-mile suspension bridge is getting a $500 million makeover, a project that includes a complete repainting and the repair of elements that were part of its original construction.

Vice President Joe Biden joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday to mark the beginning of the rehab, which is set to be completed in four years.

The federal economic recovery act provided $30 million for the effort; the rest of the funding comes from the city and other federal sources... FULL ARTICLE


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