Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cedar Lane Bridge to Open Friday

The Cedar Lane in Bethesda that carries traffic over Rock Creek which was closed for rehabilitation will reopen to traffic Friday, August 5, three weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge was closed to traffic on June 16 to refurbish concrete beams and piers that were in poor condition.

When the bridge reopens, Ride On bus route 34, which was detoured during the bridge’s closure, will return to its normal routing.

The Cedar Lane Bridge was originally built in 1959 and the superstructure and pier caps were replaced. A shared-use pedestrian and bicycle path was added between Rock Creek Trail and Elmhirst Trail.

The construction is related to transportation improvements in progress to address increased traffic expected as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) changes at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.

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