The Weems Creek Bridge in Annapolis will close tomorrow as the State Highway Administration begins to tear down the 67-year-old wooden and steel structure to replace it with a state-of-the-art concrete and steel bridge.
The $5.9 million project should be complete next spring, according to state highway officials.
Signs, cones and barricades will direct motorists from the Ridgely Avenue crossing to Roscoe Rowe Boulevard as a detour. Boat channels will remain open during construction.
Like the current bridge, the new one will use a center swing span that swivels open to allow tall boats to pass. Unlike the current bridge, the new span will be hydraulically powered, and therefore more quiet.