Feds won't help with cost overruns for Burgoyne Bridge build

There will be no federal bailout for the Niagara Region to help defer the ballooning cost of the Burgoyne Bridge build.

Niagara This Week reporting Ottawa has rejected a request for help with the cost ,which has doubled in price and now stands at more than $90 million.

The federal and provincial governments gave the region $18 million towards the cost of the build,  based on the original pricetag.

In a letter to the region, federal officials say it is a firm policy that the government does not fund any cost overruns.

The province, meantime, has not replied to a separate request from the region for financial help with the bridge project.