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Trone Pledges to See West Side Bridges Reopened

February 4th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Although he was short on specifics, Maryland Sixth District Congressman David Trone pledged  Thursday to see all three of Cumberland’s West Side bridges replaced and reopened. Bridges on Cumberland, Fayette and Washington streets have been at least partially shut down due to their poor conditions for several years-  a point of frustration for both residents and motorists trying to access that part of town.  All three bridges span CSX railroad tracks- but the company has been less than aggressive in providing assistance to repair the damage that their own trains caused to the structures.  Congressman Trone told the Greater Cumberland Committee that given the clout that the Florida based railroad corporation carries on a national level- most elected officials lack the political will to challenge CSX…