Mayor Jon Mitchell is calling for a new bridge connecting New Bedford and Fairhaven. 

During his State of the City speech Thursday at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, the Mayor said the antiquated span breaks down too often, and repairs take too long.....

Mayor Mitchell says the state, at his request, has begun a study on replacing the current Route Six bridge. 

The Mayor also announced the formation of a Regeneration Committee, chaired by businessman Gerry Kavanaugh, to come up with recommendations on ways to strengthen the region's economic competitiveness.