Sen. Chris Murphy says rail financing system “fundamentally broken” after Mystic River bridge gets stuck and delays Amtrak train

“Some of these Amtrak brides were built during the Grover Cleveland Administration (no joke),” Murphy tweeted. “It’s time to admit that the current financing system for rail in the northeast is fundamentally broken and needs to be rebuilt from scratch.” The truss-style swing bridge was built in 1984 and replaced a previous span that dated back to 1875. This is not the first time it has gotten stuck.

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