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Mariposa County, CA — Federal officials have denied disaster funding to Mariposa County for costs associated with an April rockslide that closed a main road leading into Yosemite National Park.

County officials say they´ll appeal FEMA´s decision. They´re seeking reimbursement for sheriff´s, fire and other costs spent in the closing of Highway 140. The county incurred about $1 million in damage and emergency response costs.

Governor Schwarzenegger says the state will fund the rebuilding of the highway regardless of the federal government´s decision. The state also is paying for the construction of two temporary bridges to bypass the rockslide site.

Caltrans say the first bypass bridge is set to open to limited one-way traffic Monday.

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