Bridge construction underway near Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point

Posted at 9:59 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 10:00:02-05

SPARROWS POINT, Md. — Construction is underway to replace three bridges at the Sparrows Point Boulevard and Wharf Road interchange in Baltimore County.

The corridor provides employee and freight access to Tradepoint Atlantic, the former site of Bethlehem Steel which is now home to distribution centers for Amazon, FedEx, Under Armour, and soon McCormick and Company.

Expected to be complete by fall 2023, the project is estimated to cost $29 million.

Originally built by Bethlehem Steel in the 1950s, the three bridges are said to be in need of replacement and too low to accommodate modern freight transport.

Each will be removed and replaced in stages. The newly constructed bridges will have bicycle-compatible shoulders and sidewalks.

“The redevelopment of Sparrows Point has been a major focus to create jobs and maintain Maryland’s position as an economic leader,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “As the state continues to fight COVID-19, this project will not only benefit companies that deliver essential goods, but also enhance Marylanders’ access to hundreds of jobs.”

During construction, detours will be set up in the north and southbound directions.