May 18, 5:08 PM (ET)
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
(AP) Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Hillsborough,…
HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) – Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney on Friday criticized a restored 19th century bridge as another “Bridge to Nowhere” and a fresh symbol of the waste he says is rampant in President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan.
From the parking lot of a Ford dealership, Romney pointed to the nearby stone bridge that straddles the Contoocook River and called it a boondoggle. The town of Hillsborough received $150,000 in federal stimulus money to repair the Sawyer Bridge as part of a new park project designed to put people to work installing new benches, lights and visitor parking.
Those additions have not happened.