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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao paid a visit to the newly rebuilt I-85 bridge Thursday.

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Chao joined Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials under the reconstructed interstate overpass in Atlanta for a rededication ceremony.

She praised the completed bridge as an example of local, state and federal agencies collaborating to get something done.

Trump Picks Chao For Transportation Secretary, Source Says

Nov 29, 2016
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao to become transportation secretary, a Trump transition official said Tuesday.

The announcement was expected later in the day, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Chao, 63, was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and the first Asian American woman to serve in a president's Cabinet. She also is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.