Biden Praises Stimulus Benefits at Pennsylvania Bridge Visit

Vice President Biden says the $787 billion government stimulus package is creating jobs with infrastructure projects like a new bridge in central Pennsylvania.

Biden led a delegation from the Obama administration to the groundbreaking for the bridge in Carlisle, the first stop of his cross-country "Road to Recovery" tour.

Biden was accompanied by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Gov. Ed Rendell and Sen. Arlen Specter also attended the groundbreaking.

The replacement of the 80-year-old Carlisle bridge will cost $1.7 million and should open by the end of November. Pennsylvania will get about $1 billion in stimulus money for other infrastructure projects.

Biden's next stop is Overland Park, Kan. for a highway project groundbreaking. The tour continues Friday in Michigan.