Tacoma: City officials not worried about repaying $20 million bridge loan, despite former spokesman’s comments
As Tacoma celebrates the re-opening and centennial of the Murray Morgan Bridge this week, city officials say they aren’t worried about repaying a $20 million federal loan that was a key part of the span’s salvation — despite a recent comment from the city’s former spokesman suggesting they may have trouble doing so.
The no-interest loan, which materialized suddenly in 2010, provided the last funding piece needed for the city to complete the bridge’s $57 million rehabilitation. When it appeared, the city hailed the loan as a windfall of sorts.
But on Sunday, the city’s former public …