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Paul M. D'Amore

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The Most Dangerous Bridges in Maryland

Maryland bridges are not as safe as we’d like to believe. Over 300 bridges in the state are classified as structurally deficient according to a new report published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and some of these bridges are traveled by millions of vehicle every day. 

The ARTBA reports over 54,259 bridges in the nation are considered structurally deficient. In Maryland, there are over 300 bridges that meet this classification, accounting for 5.6 percent of all bridges in the state. 

The term ‘structurally deficient’ does not mean a bridge is about to collapse at your feet, but it does imply the need for significant safety repairs that shouldn’t be ignored. Cracks, natural wear, and damage are all issues that could alter the integrity of a bridge and cause catastrophic accidents if put off too long. 

Here is a list of the most traveled on structurally deficient bridges in Maryland that drivers should be aware of:  

Baltimore County:

  • I-83 NBR over Padonia Road
  • Perring Pkwy Ramp over Herring Run
  • Russell Street Via over Ostend Street and CSX
  • I-895 over City Streets,B&O,Pa RR
  • Pulaski Highway over Herring Run
  • Russell Street over CSX
  • Wilkens Avenue over Gwynns Falls
  • Rolling Road over Branch of Dead Run
  • Brehms Lane over Herring Run
  • Howard Street over I-83, CSX, Mta, Amtrak
  • US 1 over CSX Transportation

Prince George County:

  • I-95/495 over MD 214
  • I-95/495 over MD 214
  • I-95 OL over Suitland Parkway
  • I-95 IL over Suitland Parkway
  • I-95 OL over Suitland Road
  • I-95 IL over Suitland Road
  • I-95/495 over MD 414
  • I-95/495 over MD 414

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