Five bridges in the nation’s capital, including the heavily traveled Frederick Douglass Bridge over the Anacostia River, are categorized by federal highway officials as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” but District of Columbia officials say they’ve already fixed one and replaced another.
Though it’s been over a decade since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the government is working through lists of targets that need better protection.
Tolls are going up at Maryland Transportation Authority facilities statewide.
The Maryland Transportation Authority raises the tolls on bridges and tunnels. Although public opinion caused the board to scale back on its original plans, drivers say the new increases are still too high.
Officials are inspecting bridges around Maryland for possible damage from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
New technology designed to keep drivers safe by spotting weak bridges could be installed on Maryland roadways soon.