Cantwell-Supported FEMA Program Brings Bridge Repairs to Skykomish Area
Grant secures over $1 million to fix repeated flood damage to Money Creek Bridge
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced the award of a grant of almost $1.1 million to repair and paint the Money Creek Bridge near Skykomish, Washington. The bridge, almost 60 years old, provides access to private property in the area, as well as U.S. Forest Service land. In recent years, several large floods have damaged the bridge and washed away protective shore rocks and bank armor, endangering local residents and recreationists.
“This critical funding for Money Creek Bridge will provide safe and adequate access for local residents to property and outdoor opportunities in the Central Cascades. With this funding, King County does not have to shoulder the cost of repairs alone, helping ensure recreational and economic opportunities for this region,” said Cantwell.
The grant was made possible through a program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Conscious of the importance of infrastructure projects like the Money Creek Bridge to their surrounding communities, Senator Cantwell supported the funding of the FEMA program, known as the Stafford Act.
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