Army Corps announces lane closings on Chesapeake City Bridge

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge will begin in late March and is expected to be completed by late June 2019.

The Army Corps awarded an $857,774 contract toMountain Consulting Inc. of Delaware, Dover, to replace the trough system on a total of ninepiers throughout the bridge.

A series of lane closures will be implemented on the two-lane bridge that spans the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at Chesapeake City, MD. Lane closures are expected from mid-April through mid-May 2019. Traffic will be controlled by flag crews Motorists can avoid delays by following an Alternate Route Plan that can include using the Summit Bridge on the Delawareside.

The Chesapeake City Bridge was built in 1948 connecting the two sides of the city. The main span is 540 feet long and the overall length of the bridge is 3,954 feet.

See map above for alternativeroute that uses the Summit Bridge in Delaware.

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