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Casper R. Taylor Jr Bridge Dedication Today

May 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Baltimore Street Bridge was officially renamed the Casper R. Taylor Jr. Bridge in a dedication ceremony held Saturday afternoon at the Western Maryland Train Station platform.  A group of citizens attended an early February meeting of the Cumberland City Council with the proposed name change to honor Taylor, the former Speaker of the House who represented the city in Annapolis for nearly 30 years, and after a few months of planning friends, family, community and business leaders and elected officials gathered to pay tribute to the man who was instrumental in dozens of key projects for the region during a distinquished career. The bridge at Baltimore Street, which crosses Wills Creek, is a primary artery into the downtown.