RELEASE: Gottheimer Visits Structurally-Deficient Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge Being Rebuilt with Federal Investment

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Apr 22, 2022

Above: Gottheimer with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco as the new Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge is being constructed with federal investment.

FAIR LAWN, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridgeconstruction, which is being fixed and replaced with federal investment. The bridge, originally opened in 1905, connected Bergen and Passaic Counties. It was recently deemed “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.” Construction, utilizing federal investment, is expected to be complete in fall 2023.

“After years of working to get this done, we’re proud to have finally fought for and won federalinvestment to fix the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge — helping families, improving commutes, fixing our crumbling infrastructure, and clawing more of our federal tax dollars back to help us right here at home,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Also, with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which I was proud to have played a key role in helping draft and pass, we will continue making historic, much-needed investment in our bridges, roadways, and so much more. It’s an historic investment that will help us grow the economy, create new jobs, and improve commutes for families across the state!”

Gottheimer helped shape and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which will make historic investment in bridges, with more than $8 billion coming back to New Jersey over the next five years, just for our roads and bridges.The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill also includes major investment for the Gateway Tunnel, electric vehicle infrastructure, clean water, public transit, climate resilience, and broadband.

Gottheimer was joined by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Bergen County Commissioners Germaine Ortiz, Tracy Zur, and Mary Amoroso, Passaic County Commissioners Terry Duffy, John Bartlett, and Pat Lepore, Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso, local officials, and the hardworking women and men of labor.

Below: Gottheimer with Passaic County Commissioner Terry Duffy, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Fair LawnMayor Kurt Peluso, Bergen County Commissioner Chairwoman Tracy Zur, Bergen County Commissioner Germaine Ortiz, and Bergen County Commissioner Mary Amoroso.


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