Hess Road bridge, which is located at the border of Harford and northern Baltimore County, will close temporarily for a government inspection.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 13 to 15, Harford County engineers plan to run tests to evaluate the condition of the bridge's abutments, according to the Baltimore County Government website. Signs will be posted near the bridge noting the closure.
In October, officials from Harford County's Department of Public Works held a with residents from Baltimore and Harford counties to discuss a proposal to replace and widen the current structure. The proposal was met with general opposition. Concerns included ruining the bridge's rural character and increased traffic from the Harford County side.
But Harford County engineers argued that the bridge is structurally deficient.
If construction moves forward, both counties intend to of construction evenly. However, Harford County government is leading the planning and execution of the project.
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