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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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