The Memorial Bridge requires a large amount of money to fix, but politics may be getting in the way.
Lane closures and weight restrictions are in place after the discovery of corroded steel and beams lining the inside of the bridge.
A $2.5 million fix begins Aug. 27, but a much larger $250 million repair also will be needed pretty soon.
While public officials say the bridge needs to be fixed, privately some say that money could fix thousands of other bridges across the country that need repair.
But the emergency repair work beginning this month will strengthen the bridge.