Pete Buttigieg and Nancy Pelosi Join London Breed to Celebrate $400M Federal Grant for Golden Gate Bridge Upgrades

January 24, 2023

"We know that the dollars in the federal government are hard to get, which is why this funding is significant," said SF Mayor London Breed at a Monday morning event at the Roundhouse Cafe at the Golden Gate Bridge, celebrating a major new grant from the Biden Administration.

Breed, along with House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Marin), Rep. Kevin Mullin (D-SF/San Mateo), and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, all spoke at a press event Monday morning that began at 10 a.m., celebrating a federal grant of $400 million to retrofit the Golden Gate Bridge and protect it from potential earthquake damage. This is funding for a final phase of the ongoing retrofit project, and Pelosi noted it was one of the biggest allocations of resources in the country so far from President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

The grant was earlier announced by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, and multiple speakers at Monday's event pointed to Pelosi's leadership in the House as being key in getting that infrastructure bill passed.


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By:  Jay Barmann
Source: SFist