Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that she secured $478,000 in funding for Schoharie County to begin designs for a bridge replacement.

“I am proud to announce that I secured $478,000 to go towards designs to replace a 100-year-old bridge in Schoharie County in this year’s appropriations process. These designs are critical to the replacement of this critical infrastructure that is a key transportation link for the local economy, emergency services, and school districts,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

"We are very thankful for Congresswoman Stefanik’s efforts to secure funding for the design and engineering of the Bridge Street Bridge which crosses the Schoharie Creek in the Village of Schoharie. This will be the first step needed in the process of replacing the 100-year-old bridge which is quickly approaching the end of life and will need to be closed if a replacement is not completed in the near future. The result will be a nine-mile detour to cross Schoharie Creek.  While the detour would result in a significant inconvenience for most, this will cause a major delay for all emergency services and first responders attempting to answer emergency calls,” said Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Federice.

"I'm so grateful for the work of Congresswoman Stefanik and of all the advocates who took to Washington to make their needs known. Because of their work, Schoharie County will benefit from a grant that will enable significant repairs to be done at the Bridge Street Bridge. On behalf of the residents of Schoharie County, thank you,” said Assemblyman Chris Tague.