– photo courtesy of Maryland Transportation Authority-
The Maryland Transportation Authority will temporarily hold traffic in both directions on the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) and Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) on Thursday, March 16, during passage of marine vessels carrying three large older, blue cranes heading outbound via the Chesapeake Bay.
Traffic on the Key Bridge will be held at approximately 9:30 a.m. for approximately 15-30 minutes; traffic on the Bay Bridge will be held at approximately 1:30 p.m. for approximately 15-30 minutes. Times and durations will be approximate and dependent upon the vessel’s progress. This transport is weather dependent.
Traffic holds will be utilized for safety purposes to ensure that drivers are not distracted crossing these bridges during the cranes’ passage beneath the structures.
For real-time updates on this event, visit at mdta.maryland.gov.