City of Baltimore Replacing 107-Year-Old Bridge
Built in 1911, the bridge serves as a main city gateway for motorists in northeast Baltimore and carries approximately 22,000 vehicles each day. An $18.9 million, three-year project will construct a replacement bridge.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) has closed the Harford Road Bridge over Herring Run so it can construct a replacement for the span, which according to the department is more than 100 years old. Starting Nov. 19, the bridge is closed to all traffic for approximately three years so a new bridge can be constructed.
The bridge serves as a main city gateway for motorists in northeast Baltimore and carries approximately 22,000 vehicles each day. BCDOT said the original structure "was built in 1911 with very unique three-span concrete filled arches. The new bridge will be constructed as a structurally efficient three-span, prestressed concrete girder bridge, and will include arch facades to maintain the aesthetics of the original structure."
The $18.9 million project includes enhanced accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists, along with new traffic signals, major utility upgrades, and stormwater facilities. The Herring Run/Greenway Trail adjacent to Harford Road will be reconstructed during the project.
"This is just one of the many innovative ways BCDOT is enhancing Baltimore's infrastructure in the everyday life of all Baltimoreans," said Director Michelle Pourciau. "The replacement of the Harford Road Bridge will have a tremendous impact on Baltimore's transportation network."
Variable message signs have been placed in the area to alert motorists about the bridge closure. BCDOT reported Transportation Enforcement Officers will be deployed for several weeks at key intersections along Harford Road to assist with the movement of traffic.