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Md. wants new Ocean City bridge

Maryland highway officials have decided to build a new drawbridge to replace the U.S. 50 bridge into Ocean City.

Officials say the plan they selected for the bridge will cause the least disruption of existing property. It's now part of the state's long-term transportation plan -- but construction won't be starting anytime soon.

SHA spokesman Charles Gischlar says there's no money for the new bridge in Maryland's six-year spending plan. SHA planning director Greg Slater says a replacement bridge likely won't be completed for 20 to 25 years.

The existing drawbridge is believed to be in good shape. It was completed in 1942 but received a new deck several years ago.

The Federal Highway Administration has to sign off on the project for federal funds to be spent.

-- Associated Press

Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 1:44 PM ET
Categories:  Driving  
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Isn't Global Warming scheduled to overtake Ocean City by the time they finish the bridge?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 19, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

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