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What's wrong with this picture?

January 23, 2011
  • Concrete appears to have crumbled away on the sides of the Fairview Road (Md. 494) bridge over Conococheague Creek, west of Cearfoss.
By Heather Keels/Staff Writer

The problem: On the Fairview Road (Md. 494) bridge over Conococheague Creek, west of Cearfoss, concrete appears to have crumbled away on the sides of the bridge, exposing what looks like rebar.

Who could fix it:
Maryland State Highway Administration

What they say:
SHA Spokeswoman Kellie Boulware said the bridge is structurally sound and does not present a hazard, but it has been identified by bridge engineers as one needing concrete curb repairs.

“Pending scheduling along with other bridge projects, work may be performed during the next construction season,” Boulware said in an e-mail.

The bridge was built in 1932 and has a daily traffic volume of nearly 1,600 vehicles a day, Boulware said.

 — Compiled by Heather Keels
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Editor’s note:
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