Tedeschi criticizes Keating for lack of strategic plan for Sagamore, Bourne Bridges

PEMBROKE – Peter Tedeschi, former President and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops and candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts, is criticizing Congressman Bill Keating for a lack of strategic plan or comprehensive study from the Federal government on how to address the aging Cape Cod bridges.

“This is not a new problem, we didn’t get here overnight,” says Peter Tedeschi. “These bridges are over 80 years old, and it is the job of the Federal government to maintain them and keep Cape Cod accessible for residents and businesses. Our Congressman has had eight years to develop a plan with the Army Corps of Engineers that forecasts the long-term costs of continuing to repair the bridges or to replace them; he hasn’t, and we deserve an elected official focused on the future of this district.”

Both the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge opened on June 22, 1935. The bridges are owned, operated, and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.



September 26, 2018

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