Officials hail $27M in federal funding for Mt. Hope Bridge improvements 

U.S. SEN. SHELDON, D-R.I., Whitehouse speaks during a press conference highlighting the $27 million in federal funding that has been secured to make upgrades to the Mount Hope Bridge. / PBN SCREENSHOT/CHRIS ALLEN

BRISTOL – State, local and federal officials on Thursday gathered at the base of the Mount Hope Bridge to celebrate the $27 million federal funding that has been secured to date for “major updates” to the historic structure which they say will help extend the life of the bridge by 50 to 75 years.  The

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