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Rumsey bridge project planned

January 11, 2000

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Construction on the new James Rumsey bridge over the Potomac River is expected to begin in the fall, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

An informational meeting about the bridge's design will be held between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown, transportation officials said.

Attendees will have the opportunity to fill out comment cards about the project.

Design of the two-lane bridge should be finished this spring, said Joseph T. Deneault, an engineer with the state's Division of Highways.

State transportation officials had originally planned to expand the existing bridge, built in 1939, but decided to replace it after realizing how much it had deteriorated, Deneault said.

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Maryland is splitting the cost of the project with West Virginia, Deneault said. The construction phase is expected to cost $8 million.

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