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Concrete Debris Falls from Glebe Road Overpass

All three lanes of westbound U.S. 50 have reopened after concrete debris fell onto U.S. Route 50 from the Glebe Road overpass this morning. Two left lanes of inbound U.S. 50 remain closed.

VDOT has checked out the scene and determined that the chunks of concrete were coming from the sidewalk on the overpass, not the structure of the bridge itself, according to a NewsChannel 8 report.

For live updates check the traffic page.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 5, 2009; 6:07 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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That bridge is literally falling apart. There is a plaque on it saying it was built in 1954 - long overdue for a replacement.

Posted by: dsk097 | March 5, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Infrastructure improvements?? We dont need no stinkin' infrastucture improvements!

Posted by: GusInLeesburg | March 5, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm... do I spell a shovel ready project? Or maybe this is where Arlingtonians avg. $58 a year property tax increase should go. Oh wait, no we have to balance the budget.

Well, at least we don't live in California... talk about roads and bridges falling apart.

Posted by: lsac | March 5, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Major repairs to that bridge have been in the VDOT pipeline for at least a decade. It's the second most deteriorated overpass in Arlington, the first being the Washington Blvd. bridge over Columbia Pike.

Posted by: cjohnson1 | March 5, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

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