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Missouri Senate reaches compromise on bridge funding

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The Missouri Senate on Thursday gave initial approval to a compromise bridge funding plan.

The funding initiative would give the Missouri Department of Transportation $50 million immediately to fix bridges across the state.

Another $300 million would be granted, should MoDOT receive enough federal matching funding to rebuild the Interstate 70 bridge in Rocheport, located in mid-Missouri.

The $300 million would come through bonds. The initiative would tackle 250 bridges that need repairs.

Read more from The Associated Press.

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