Funds for Rehabilitation of Bridge Restored

Federal funding for the $27.4-million rehabilitation of the historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena has been restored.

The Federal Highway Administration notified city officials Tuesday that the $20.2 million withheld because of concern over cost increases would be restored. The project had been estimated to cost $15.8 million, but hand-cast concrete work caused the budget to skyrocket.

The money was freed after Pasadena-area members of Congress and Gov.-elect Pete Wilson met with federal transportation officials. City and county funds will make up the balance.