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SHA Announces Groundbreaking Date for Dover Bridge Replacement

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EASTON, Md.- After years of asking for a new Dover Bridge, residents in Caroline and Talbot counties have finally been given a date that the new Dover Bridge will be built.

At a meeting Tuesday night, the State Highway Administration announced that construction will begin on the new Dover Bridge in the summer of 2014, with construction taking three and a half years.

As for the current Dover Bridge, it will remain in place, with the span permanently left open to allow boats through.  A spokesperson for the SHA says that the bridge may be eligible to be listed on the national register of historic places.

George Jackson is one of the people who pushed for a new bridge.  He says he's glad progress is finally being made, and remembers when Governor O'Malley shook his hand at the announcement for the new bridge.

"I knew when he looked at me, and shook my hand when he got out of the car and came right up to me that he was going to do it.  It's going to get built," said Jackson.

WBOC will continue to follow the Dover Bridge project as it develops.

 

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