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Still no word on Official Complaint to NSTB on CSX Bridges

June 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

In April of 2021, in an effort to help the city of Cumberland expedite the Washington Street Bridge project, the Allegany County Commissioners authorized county attorney Lee Beeman to file an official complaint against CSX with the National Surface Transportation Board. To date the county and the city remain on hold- having not yet received a response or a date. The Washington Street bridge, which spans railroad tracks, has been closed for several years, frustrating residents as well as motorists who travel the West Side. Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss is on record as calling the NST board the last best chance the city has to see the structure replaced. He said the red tape in dealing with several levels of government is becoming a point of frustration…