WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s senators say the state will receive $22 million to replace the Susquehanna River Bridge.

Democratic Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin said Monday that the money is part of the U.S. Transportation Department’s investment in high-speed rail in the Northeast Corridor.

The Amtrak Susquehanna River Bridge is more than 100 years old.

It holds two tracks of the railroad’s Northeast Corridor line between Havre de Grace and Perryville. Mikulski says the grant will mean safer and faster commutes to work and school and more jobs.

The Federal Railroad Administration is giving 15 states and Amtrak about $2 billion for 22 high-speed intercity passenger rail projects.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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