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Crews working to fix Glen Cove Road bridge collapse in Harford County

New bridge expected to take 2+ years to rebuild
Posted at 9:30 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 21:33:09-05

Crews from Delta, Pennsylvania are working to fix the damages on the Glen Cove Road bridge in Harford County.

According to Harford County DPW, emergency repairs to the bridge came after the storm on August 31. 

Although the bridge appears to look undamaged, the surface tells another story. The nearby stream has severely eroded the channel and carved pockets and holes measuring 4' deep.

Officials say the damages to the bridge are so bad that in an attempt to get it quickly repaired, they expected it to take about 2-3 months to reopen the structure but after assessing the overall damage they have determined the structure to be unsafe and they plan to construct a new bridge.

DPW says that a new bridge will take about 2-3 years.

So in the meantime, crews are working to remove the old structure and install a temporary structure that is a portable pre-fabricated truss bridge for commuters to use.

The temporary bridge will take approximately 2-3 months to build and will be a one lane that can safely carry trucks and school buses.