Sen. Murray pushing for bridge improvements nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the wake of last month's bridge collapse in Skagit County, Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, is pushing bridge improvements across the country.

On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee voted to create a $500 million fund to fix or replace unstable bridges on major highway corridors.

The fund, called "Bridges in Critical Corridors" is in response to the Interstate 5 collapse in Skagit County, in which Murray describes as "a stern wake-up call to reinvest in aging bridges."

A full Senate vote is expected soon.