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Bridges On Major Roadways Need Repair

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Fifty-three million dollars in repairs have been ordered for two bridges on major roadways in Maryland.

Maryland Transportation Authority inspectors found what they call 'advanced deterioration' on two bridges across the Susquehanna River. One is on I-95, a major corridor along the Eastern Seaboard and the other is on nearby U.S. Route 40.

The authority's capital planning director says the bridges are safe and the deterioration on the pier foundations poses no immediate danger. However, the deterioration on the two bridges was a surprise to planners, and repairs have been pushed to the front of the line.

The agency recently released a $3.5 billion six-year budget plan, including several projects to address long-overdue bridge maintenance.

A spokeswoman tells the Baltimore Sun the growing list of urgent projects could mean toll increases in coming years.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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