BRIDGE WOES | Hanover Street bridge awaits temporary fix

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.

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