"When you look at infrastructure as a nation, we simply don't reinvest enough in our current infrastructure," he said. "We're always looking for funding sources. The bridges that qualify for federal funding we utilize when we can, but the majority of our small bridges are locally funded."
For instance, three years ago the Davis Street Bridge was rebuilt using local Capital Improvements Program funding.
The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at City Hall. The meeting will air live on GO-TV, cable channel 6.
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|County||Percent of bridges deficient||State ranking|
|Van Buren County||39.6||5|
Transportation for America's website, t4america.org, has an interactive map where users can enter their address and see the status of all bridges in a 10-mile radius.