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Maintenance work continues on U.S. 340 bridge over Potomac

April 19, 2011
  • Traffic moves across the U.S. 340 bridge across the Potomac River on Tuesday. The bridge is closed to pedestrians as maintenance work on the span continues.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Reporter

SANDY HOOK — The U.S. 340 bridge over the Potomac River is undergoing maintenance work, resulting in the closure of the pedestrian lanes.

Workers on Tuesday were painting the steel beams at the underside of the bridge.

The work at the bridge has been going on since July, workers said.

Traffic is not affected by the work.

Roadwork continues for a mile into Maryland on U.S. 340 eastbound, up to exit 1, which is the exit to Md. 67.

The bridge, which crosses from Maryland into Virginia, has only two lanes, one in each direction. No pedestrians are allowed on the bridge right now as the sidewalks on both sides are closed.

The bridge is at the Potomac Water Gap, which is where the Shenandoah  and Potomac Rivers come together. That is at the intersection of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, near Harpers Ferry.

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