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By EVELYN AVERY | March 21, 1994
Last weekend a few hundred Americans of different faiths and races, shivering in the wintry night air, assembled at Baltimore's Holocaust Memorial to protest the appearance of anti-Semites in a city public school. Only 50 years ago, an advanced, civilized nation exterminated one third of the world's Jews. How could this be happening?The microphones appeared defective, silencing some of the speakers' words. ''Build bridges,'' the crowd was told but to whom? A safe, sturdy bridge requires support at both ends.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Deck work on Hanover Street's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge south of Federal Hill will close the span in stages beginning Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation. Southbound lanes of Hanover Street between East McComas Street in Riverside north of the bridge, and Waterview Avenue in Cherry Hill south of the bridge, will close around 10 a.m. Tuesday, and will remain closed through 5 a.m. Monday morning, the department said. Northbound lanes in the same stretch will close Friday night, at midnight, and also remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, the department said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
Baltimore County will close the Dairy Road Bridge east of I-83 in Parkton on Monday for about 10 weeks, while crews complete $475,000 in repairs. The work includes the replacement of the two-lane bridge's deteriorating concrete deck. The bridge, built in 1920, spans Owl Branch and handles only minimal local traffic, officials said. When it reopens, about May 1, it will be about six feet longer and about a foot wider. The existing abutments will be modified slightly to accommodate a wider deck.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A man's body was found floating Monday evening in the water under the Hanover Street bridge in South Baltimore, police said. An officer was flagged down at 5:40 p.m. by a person who first saw the body. The Baltimore City Fire Department recovered the body from the water. Police did not identify the victim, pending next-of-kin notification. No obvious signs of foul play were apparent, police said. The man's body will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
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April 11, 2010
A crash on the eastbound William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge blocked traffic this morning, WBAL radio reports,. A Medevac helicopter landed to facilitate a hospital trip, the station reported. The bridge is now open.
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August 19, 2014
May I remind Dan Rodricks that we already have a bridge crossing the gateway to Baltimore's Inner Harbor named the "Key Bridge. " An awful sight it is, and we don't need another ( "Baltimore's future 'Monday Night Football shot,'" Aug. 15). If the officials at City Hall had a priority list of 25 most-needed projects, this sight-seeing bridge should be listed as No. 25. Bernard Helinski, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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April 25, 2012
Howard County is looking at a too-expensive, overbuilt transit bus bridge over U.S. 29 between Oakland Mills and Columbia Town Center ("In Columbia, bridge is sought to unify towns," April 24). A too-occasional bus won't help the main problem - pedestrians who feel unsafe trapped on the bridge. The U.S. 29 bridge, if not already adequate, should be built to carry an electric minibus on one alternating direction lane between Town Center and Oakland Mills' village center, schools, and library, tying-in with existing transit stops and schedules.
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Aegis report | March 19, 2013
The Harford Creamery Road bridge over Little Deer Creek in White Hall is to be replaced this year, and the construction project will result in the roadway being closed to through traffic for about five months, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Highways and Water Resources. An exact date for construction to begin will be announced about two weeks in advance, according to the county. Detour routes will be marked prior to the start of construction.
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November 14, 2013
While most might agree that the Inner Harbor is need of a facelift, the proposed pedestrian bridge is not a smart idea ("City to unveil Inner Harbor master plan," Nov. 13). Much has been said in The Sun about the importance of capitalizing on Baltimore's maritime heritage. It is unique, vibrant, colorful and draws large crowds as we witnessed with last year's "Sailabration," an event that is to be repeated on an even grander scale next year as we celebrate the bicentennial of Ft. McHenry's valiant defense of our city.
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By ANN EGERTON | November 7, 1994
About a half a mile from me, an independent school is building a bridge across a busy street in order to connect the upper school on one side to the middle and lower schools on the other. The purpose of the bridge, of course, is to keep the students out of the street and prevent them from being hit by cars. The neighborhood will probably become accustomed to this ugly intrusion in what is still a pleasant residential setting; after all, the safety of children and adolescents is more important than aesthetics.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Marie E. Scott, a homemaker who enjoyed attending auctions, playing bridge and traveling to France, died of cancer Aug. 27 at her Homeland residence. She was 87. The daughter of George Grant Thomas, a banker, and Marie Elise Donahue Thomas, the former Marie Elise Thomas was born in Philadelphia and moved with her family to Oakenshawe. She graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1945 and from the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore business and secretarial school, in 1946. In 1947, she went to work as a secretary for a doctor and in the late 1940s, she became secretary to the chairman of the engineering department at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Vacationers heading back to the Baltimore area from the Eastern Shore Monday night were experiencing some of the worst traffic of the summer. As late as 8 p.m., cars heading westbound were backed up to Exit 42, the east side of Kent Narrows Bridge, or about 5.4 miles from the Bay Bridge, according to a recorded traffic report. There were no delays for eastbound traffic, according to the traffic report. mary.mccauley@baltsun.com
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August 19, 2014
May I remind Dan Rodricks that we already have a bridge crossing the gateway to Baltimore's Inner Harbor named the "Key Bridge. " An awful sight it is, and we don't need another ( "Baltimore's future 'Monday Night Football shot,'" Aug. 15). If the officials at City Hall had a priority list of 25 most-needed projects, this sight-seeing bridge should be listed as No. 25. Bernard Helinski, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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Dan Rodricks | August 15, 2014
First, let me acknowledge the following: The Baltimore harbor is still too polluted, too many Baltimoreans still throw too much trash in the street; we need better results from the city's public schools and more involved parents of school-age kids; we need to lower property taxes; we need to better support city businesses; we need to foster healthy morale and principled duty among teachers, firefighters and police officers, and they need to be adequately...
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Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 13, 2014
A day after heavy rains dumped more than 10 inches in parts of northern Anne Arundel County, State Highway Administration crews were still addressing weather-related road problems on Wednesday, including a roadway section in Pasadena that had washed away. Highway officials said a section of Waterford Road between Catherine Avenue and Old Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard would be closed at least until Thursday evening as crews work to rebuild it. Officials said engineers who inspected a culvert in the area after the storm found that soil under bridge abutments had washed away, creating a washout area about 15 feet deep, 10 feet wide and 24 feet long.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
The State Highway Administration will begin a project Monday designed to upgrade 80 light poles and fixtures on the Route 450 (King George Street) bridge over Severn River, also known as the Naval Academy Bridge, in Annapolis. Work includes replacing poles and wiring and installing new decorative, energy-efficient LED lighting. The bridge has sidewalks and bike lanes in both directions. Crews will work on one side of the bridge at a time, closing one sidewalk and bicycle lane.
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August 3, 2011
The Trenton Road bridge over Piney Run in Upperco will be closed for two weeks starting Aug. 8, said Baltimore County engineers. The 34-foot long bridge will get an improved guard rail and stone wing walls. Dimensions of the bridge, last repaired 20 years ago, will not be altered. Traffic will be detoured to Dover Road, Mount Zion Road and Black Rock Road. Emergency vehicles will be able to cross the bridge, which is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 19.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., in roughly an hour, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Amtrak held train traffic from 5:28 p.m. until 6:10 p.m., and restricted trains to lower speeds until just before 7 p.m., to allow firefighters to safely respond, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
NEWS
July 20, 2014
The enlargement and improvement of the I-83 overpass at Middletown Road in Parkton has now been going on for well over a year to the delight of the numerous drivers trying to enter 83 or exit to go home, and those traveling to or from York. We are talking about an improvement job on a bridge with a span of maybe 300 feet over a freeway. Just recently, they were repaving the old span. There is hope. In the year 55 B.C. Caesar decided to show the warmongering German tribes that he could indeed cross the broad, swift and deep river Rein at will.
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