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Lawmaker Pushes for Bridge Across Utah Lake

Lawmaker Pushes for Bridge Across Utah Lake



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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) -- With local support, a state legislator is proposing a 7-mile bridge across Utah Lake for commuters.

Motorists say it can take two and a half hours to drive from Provo around the lake's northern end to Saratoga Springs.

Representative Kenneth Sumison says he'll push for $5 million in legislative funding in January for an engineering and environmental study.

Congressman Chris Cannon says he might be able to win some federal funding for the bridge.

The Utah Lake Commission says the bridge should be built on pilings instead of a causeway, to avoid altering the chemistry of the lake.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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