US to provide $1.5M to replace flood-damaged Ruidoso bridge

Roswell flooding

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) – The federal government is providing $1.5 million to Ruidoso to replace a bridge severely damaged by flooding back in 2008.

Members of the state’s congressional delegation say the Federal Emergency Management Agency funding will replace 75 percent of the cost of replacing the Close Road bridge.

The new bridge will replace a temporary one built after the flooding.

Sen. Tom Udall announced the funding Monday along with Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Steve Pearce.

Udall said in the statement released by his office on that he welcomes the funding but wants to find out why it was delayed.

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