Via the Seattle Times:
Sen. Patty Murray announced Wednesday she has earmarked $3 million toward a new South Park Bridge... Besides the new $3 million in next year's national transportation reauthorization bill, Murray will support the South Park Bridge in competition for federal grants under the "TIGER II" stimulus program she created, her staff said.
This brings the total amount pledged to replace the South Park Bridge—which closed (or opened, rather) permanently on June 30—to $73 million. Various governing bodies have already pledged millions to replace the bridge—the Seattle City Council ($15 million), the King County Council ($30 million), the Port of Seattle ($5 million) and the state ($20 million).
The county is also applying for a federal Tiger II grant to cover roughly $40 million of the replacement. Successful grants hinge on local and state funding commitments, which the county has proven its more than capable of securing.