WJZ is at Orioles' Spring Training: Sports Director Mark Viviano will have the latest from Sarasota, Florida tonight at 5, 6 & 11 p.m. on WJZ |Davis Hits Long Homer In Orioles’ 5-0 Win Over Blue Jays | Orioles News | Spring Training Photos


Western Md. Toll Bridge Fees Could Triple

View Comments
money, money generic, cash

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The fee for driving a car across the Potomac River on a private toll bridge in western Maryland would triple under a staff proposal from the state Public Service Commission.

The Cumberland Times-News reports Tuesday that the rate for cars and pickup trucks would rise from 50 cents to $1.50.

That’s less than the $2 rate sought by the bridge owner to help pay for repairs to the narrow span between Oldtown and Green Spring, W.Va. It’s the only river crossing for about 15 miles in either direction.

The commission has scheduled a hearing on the case on Nov. 5 in Oldtown.

The bridge is owned by Historic Oldtown Bridge Preservation LLC. Chief Executive Officer Lori Roberts says that without repairs, the bridge might be closed.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,721 other followers