In Baltimore CityMount Street bridge detour, construction...

City/County Digest

August 03, 1998|By From staff reports

REISTERSTOWN — In Baltimore City

Mount Street bridge detour, construction to begin today

Traffic over West Baltimore's Mount Street bridge will be detoured for six months to a year while crews reconstruct the 78-year-old steel beam structure, city Public Works officials announced.

Workers will extend the bridge over railroad track between Riggs Avenue and Laurens Street about 40 feet and build a sidewalk on it. The $1.8 million project is to begin today. TCC Contracting Co. of Pasadena will do the work. Completion date is next August.

Traffic will be detoured along Laurens Street and Fulton Avenue during construction, the city said.

Waverly man shot dead as he walks to vehicle

A Waverly man was fatally shot early yesterday on a downtown street, police said.

George J. Jenkins, 24, of the 300 block of Whitridge Ave. was walking to a sport utility vehicle parked in the first block of N. Paca St. about 3 a.m. when someone shot him in the head, police said. They said Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene by a Fire Department ambulance crew.

REISTERSTOWN -- The Humane Society of Baltimore County will offer a vaccination clinic for dogs and cats today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown.

Rabies vaccines are $5, and feline and canine distemper vaccines are $10. Only cash is accepted. Information: 410-833-8848.

Murder mystery play set at Baltimore Yacht Club


ESSEX -- In an attempt to attract more visitors to Baltimore County's waterfront, the Marine Trades Association will sponsor an audience participation murder mystery Aug. 15 at the Baltimore Yacht Club.

"The Three Faces of Murder" will be performed by the Suspect Players from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The performance will include a dinner.

"It's about a woman with three distinct personalities who goes to dinner with her low-life politician fiance," said John Becker, owner of Sunset Harbor Marina. Information: 410-687-7290.

Museum holds simulation of a fire emergency


LUTHERVILLE -- Children and adults can experience a simulation of a fire emergency this month at the Fire Museum of Maryland's fire-safety house exhibit in Lutherville. The new exhibit features two bedrooms, a hallway, smoke and strobe lights.

The museum, which includes a collection of fire engines, is at 1301 York Road and is open Wednesday through Sunday this month. Information: 410-321-7500.

Pub Date: 8/03/98

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