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The problem: A pillar supporting the Interstate 70 bridge over U.S. 40 Alternate south of Funkstown appears to be damaged, with the paint worn away to expose rust-stained concrete.
Who could fix it: Maryland State Highway Administration
What they say: SHA spokeswoman Kellie Boulware said the flaking visible on the column is not indicative of any sort of structural integrity problem.
Boulware said the bridge was inspected in early 2008 and should be examined again next year as part of SHA's two-year cycle for bridge inspections.