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© Reuters. The site of large-scale public infrastructure reconstruction, including the construction of bridges and elevated roads in Manhattan, New York City, New York (USA), April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will announce his plans to spend $27B on repairs for thousands of bridges in the United States. This is the latest infrastructure rollout under the $1 trillion bill.

Biden is planning the remarks at a time when his bigger economic package, Build Back Better (or Build Back Better), has stagnated in the Senate. Additionally, his poll numbers have plummeted due to growing concerns over COVID-19 and inflation.

Along with a major pandemic relief bill, the bipartisan infrastructure bill he signed in November stands as Biden’s biggest legislative achievement in his first year in office.

According to the administration, popular infrastructure investment can help ease transport bottlenecks that result from the recent pandemic which has caused supply shortages and a rise in prices. In the United States, surveys regularly show major bridges that are damaged and roads in desperate need of repairs.

The Department of Transportation stated that money for bridges would be available over five years to all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. It will also go to Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, and other sovereign tribes. The investment could repair approximately 15,000 bridges, according to them.

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