- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia and Washington officials are pushing for more funding to repair the crumbling Arlington Memorial Bridge.

Media outlets report that Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine toured the bridge that links Virginia to DC on Monday to highlight the need for repairs. They were joined by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Bob Vogel, regional director of the National Park Service’s National Capital Region.

Officials say the bridge could shut down by 2021 without a $250 million overhaul. WTOP reports that the officials want Congress to pump up to $150 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FASTLANE program into the bridge’s reconstruction.

Warner said the bridge was expected to have a lifespan of 75 years when it was built. It’s currently 84 years old.

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