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ALERT: Fayette Street Bridge To Reopen One Lane Thursday

February 5th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The City of Cumberland’s Engineering Department would like to notify the public that the Fayette Street Bridge will be opened on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at approximately 8:00 am. The bridge will be re-opened as a one-lane bridge with a weight restriction of 21,000 lbs. for single unit vehicles and 27,000 lbs. for combination unit vehicles. The weight restriction is set at the same limits that existed prior to the bridge closure. Failure to comply with bridge weight restriction will compromise the structural integrity of the bridge.

Residents are urged to use caution and yield to on-coming vehicles on the bridge.

Any questions should be directed to the City of Cumberland Engineering Department at 301-759-6600.

3 Responses to “ALERT: Fayette Street Bridge To Reopen One Lane Thursday”

  1. February 05, 2020 at 11:11 am, Bob said:

    Let’s review this wee project to bestow the taxpayers with half a bridge out of three: Work began in later November and was scheduled to be complete in December but was not. It may now be complete in February, taking only about twice as long as forecast. The weather has been very mild for the time of year.


  2. February 05, 2020 at 8:15 pm, Kevin said:

    Half of a broken bridge reopened! Well, Rome wasn’t built in a day. We are still fighting a Grimm legacy. #Making Cumberland so so again!


  3. February 06, 2020 at 4:14 am, Mark said:

    I’m shocked that the city ‘leaders’ didn’t make this a toll bridge with ALL proceeds going to CSX!!


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