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Portion of E. Antietam St. closed while pedestrian bridge to former hospital is demolished

May 31, 2011
  • A portion of East Antietam Street in Hagerstown is closed while a pedestrian bridge that connected the former Washington County Hospital to Pangborn Hall is demolished.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Reporter

HAGERSTOWN — East Antietam Street between Cannon Avenue and King Street in Hagerstown is closed so a pedestrian bridge connecting the former Washington County Hospital complex to Pangborn Hall can be demolished, according to the Hagerstown city website.

Demolition of the bridge is in the first phase of the hospital demolition process, according to a published report in March. That phase involves demolishing the bridge and the newer additions to the hospital along King Street.

Brandenburg Industrial was awarded the contract by Meritus Health to demolish the hospital, and they applied for a demolition permit from the city of Hagerstown in early March.

The street was closed at 7 a.m. Thursday. The work is expected to last until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Reporter

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