U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,438,527.75 in federal funding to repair the Bingham Mills Road Bridge that collapsed into Trammel Creek as a result of severe storming that eroded the supporting walls. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help fix structural concerns, repair infrastructure to its pre-disaster design, and implement measures to prevent damage from future storms, straight-line winds, and flooding damage, which pose a serious threat to public health and safety.
“Restoring the Bingham Mills Road Bridge, which was damaged by severe storms, will not only mitigate the risk of future flood damage, but also increase economic opportunities and investment in the surrounding region,” said Senator Schumer. “No disaster can break Salisbury’s tough spirit, and together we will rebuild to increase resiliency and spur growth. I am proud to fight for and deliver this vital federal investment in Salisbury’s future.”
“Bridges and roadways are vital pieces of infrastructure that can pose a serious risk to our communities when damaged by storms and flooding,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will help the town of Salisbury’s efforts to restore and sustain the Bingham Mills Road bridge from future damage.”
The Town of Salisbury was awarded $1,438,527.75 in federal funding to fully replace the Bingham Mills Road over Trammel Creek and restore this facility back to its pre-disaster function under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.