BUCKS COUNTY – March 26, 2024 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced today $2 million in state funding to support the repair and renovation of the Randall Avenue bridge in Bristol Township.  The funding is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Multimodal Transportation Fund.

“The repair and re-opening of the Randall Avenue bridge is critical for the safety of Bristol Township residents,” said Senator Santarsiero.  “This is an important first step while state and federal officials support the township’s long-term goal of rebuilding and replacing the structure.  I will continue to work with the township to address the concerns of the residents and the community, and support state funding for the rebuilding of the bridge.”

“I was happy to work with Senator Santarsiero to bring this substantial funding together to assist the township with moving the Randall Ave Bridge renovation forward,” said Rep. Davis. “The residents have been very patient throughout this process, and we owe it to them to ensure critical public safety personnel can get to them in a timely manner.  I am hopeful that this funding will help make that goal a reality very soon.”

The bridge has been closed since February 2023 due to safety concerns.  The bridge, owned and maintained by Bristol Township, crosses the train tracks operated by Amtrak along its Northeast Corridor route.  Sen. Santarsiero and Rep. Davis participated in a public meeting in January 2024 to hear directly from residents about the importance of safely reopening the bridge. 

“We extend our gratitude to both Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis for their partnership and investment in Bristol Township’s shared future”, Bristol Township Council President Craig Bowen stated upon receiving the news of $2 million secured in multimodal funding. “This generous support, along with additional support from Congressman Fitzpatrick, emphasizes all of our commitment to ensuring safe and reliable transportation for all residents and visitors, and more specifically to our Edgely residents we heard from during our Town Hall Meeting. With these grant funds, we will work to restore and reopen the “Edgely” Bridge, while continuing to seek funding for a much-needed full bridge replacement.”

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.  Additional information can be found on the DCED website