BRIDGE WOES | Hanover Street bridge awaits temporary fix
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - By the end of spring, a temporary solution will be placed atop the decaying Hanover Street bridge.
Councilman Eric Costello said Monday that a three-part fix to the century-old structure had been agreed upon at a meeting with the Department of Transportation.
The bridge is riddled with potholes, has exposed rebar and crumbling concrete.
Costello said the department will resurface the bridge with two-inches of fresh asphalt by the end of Spring 2018. It will cost about $500,000.
Next spring, the bridge will be re-decked. That is projected to cost about $7 million or $8 million.
Eventually, there will be a long-term solution to either rehab or completely replace the bridge.
The city has agreed that the bridge has reached the end of its life cycle. They said a complete fix may take years and nearly $100 million.