Improvements planned for Galveston bridge

April 20, 2009 5:45:17 PM PDT
A plan that's designed to help the Coast Guard make millions of dollars in improvements is also targeting a bridge between Galveston and the mainland.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced plans for $240 million that was set aside in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A project to increase the height of the railroad bridge next to the Galveston causeway is included in that money.

The railroad bridge has a low clearance, and several boats have been damaged in accidents.

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