06/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2,000 Construction Jobs Lost After Paterson Stops State Building Jobs

About 2,000 construction workers on a dozen current or anticipated job sites in the city will join the unemployment line because Gov. David Paterson decided last month to halt state-funded construction projects, union officials said.

The largest project facing possible shutdown is the $407 million rehabilitation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, which connects the Bronx and Manhattan, as well as the rehab of related ramps and roads.

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