Local officials say they don’t know how a state request for Hurricane Harvey relief money came to assert the San Luis Pass Bridge had been destroyed, but stand by the idea that the federal money could be used to rebuild the aged structure.

Meanwhile, a group that successfully challenged a state plan for spending federal disaster money after Hurricane Ike said it was vetting the Harvey request for projects that wouldn’t provide real hurricane relief.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Bonnie Farmer

Perhaps those funds can be diverted to the construction of a new Pelican Usland bridge, some if it’s damage surely coming from storms.

David Smith

A new bridge to Pelican Island? Who will that benefit.. the port of Houston ?
Heres a better idea
Take that 135 million and build a roadway / and bridge from the mainland to the west end of Galveston Island tying into FM 3005

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