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NEWS
January 13, 1992
State transportation authorities advise motorists that this construction will affect motorists using state roadways and toll facilities this week:* U.S. 1 northbound -- From Miller Road to Sheradale Drive, traffic has been switched to the new three-lane roadway while the southbound lanes are being reconstructed. There will be daily two-lane traffic southbound until noon, after which traffic will be reversed to two lanes northbound. A concrete barrier prevents left turns to and from Miller Road.
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NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 23, 2002
In Baltimore City Poll reveals race is tight for office of state's attorney The three candidates for Baltimore state's attorney are running neck-and-neck with less than three weeks to go before the primary election Sept. 10, according to a political poll released yesterday. Incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy has a slight advantage, with 29 percent of voters saying they favor her, according to the poll conducted by Annapolis-based Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications. About 27 percent of those polled picked City Councilwoman Lisa Joi Stancil, and 26 percent selected Baltimore lawyer Anton J.S. Keating.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2003
The Baltimore Marathon will follow its third course in as many years. The third annual event will be held Oct. 18. The start and finish lines will remain north and south of Oriole Park, respectively, but several adjustments have been made to the 26.2-mile course. Last year, just shy of the course's 11-mile mark, runners turned around near the southern end of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Martin Luther King Boulevard was again used as a closing stretch. According to Lee Corrigan, whose firm runs the event, the Baltimore City Police Department requested that the bridge and boulevard be eliminated from the course.
NEWS
July 3, 1991
State transportation authorities advise motorists that these construction projects will affect motorists using state roadways and toll facilities this week:* Interstate 95 North -- Northbound roadway from the Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard, the fast lane is closed through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.* I-95 North -- Southbound roadway from White Marsh Boulevard to the Beltway, the fast lane is closed through Friday from 9...
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2004
Bending over backward to accommodate Hollywood, Baltimore plans to close the Hanover Street bridge Saturday and possibly Monday so a production company can stage a scene in which a boat appears to land on the structure. The city's Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the bridge between South Baltimore and Cherry Hill will close at 3 a.m. Saturday to allow Los Angeles-based Revolution Studios to film a scene for the movie XXX: State of the Union. The span - formally called the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge - will reopen from 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday for Ravens game traffic, but then could close for another 24 hours if the film crew still needs the bridge.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
In 1952, Maryland's two kingdoms were joined when the original, 4.3-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge - officially called the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge - replaced two ferries that took two hours to cross the bay from a point near Annapolis to the Eastern Shore. Not surprisingly, traffic jams quickly ensued, and by 1973 a three-lane parallel structure was opened to relieve the pressure. Later in the 1970s there was talk about building two more Chesapeake Bay bridges - a Northern Bay Bridge from Miller Island near Edgemere in Baltimore County to Tolchester Beach in Kent County, and a Southern Bay Bridge from Lusby in Calvert County to Taylors Island in Dorchester County.
FEATURES
By Andrea Siegel and Richard Irwin | July 12, 1995
Rising 185 feet above the water, the Bay Bridge offers a glorious view of the Chesapeake Bay. But it also offers something else: a place for suicides.Though the Maryland Transportation Authority does not keep an official tally, there are estimates that about 75 people have jumped to their deaths since the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge -- the official name of the Bay Bridge -- opened July 31, 1952.Yesterday, a man jumped from the bridge shortly after 10 p.m., said Maryland Natural Resources Police spokesman Darryl Claggett.
NEWS
By JANET GILBERT | June 24, 2007
As I drove north from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, I could feel my "R's" flying out the back vent windows, littering the road under the "Welcome to New Jersey" sign. The preposition "of" instantly changed to a simple "a," and I coulda sworn a buncha superlatives entered my brain, because as I closed my windows, I thought: "I'm gonna freeze if I don't put on a sweata, what is this, Antarctica?" It's what happens whenever I return to the state where I attended college, next to the land where I grew up, Long Island.
NEWS
By BILL THOMPSON | August 12, 2006
For most of us, the twin-span William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge is just a 4.3-mile shortcut over the Chesapeake Bay. And while contemporary travelers may take the trip between Sandy Point and Kent Island for granted, the structures - most people refer to them singly as "the Bay Bridge" - are a magnificent example of how a utilitarian amalgam of steel and concrete can produce art on a grand scale. Need proof? Just look at the black-and-white photographs of the first span taken in the early 1950s by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion E. Warren.
NEWS
December 23, 1990
Holiday breakThe State Highway Administration plans no lane closures on state highways in Baltimore or Harford counties through 9 a.m. Wednesday.Continuing projectsToll facilitiesBay Bridge (U.S. 50/301): Toll plaza under reconstruction, two lanes closed.Key Bridge (I-695):*Wednesday-Saturday, one lane closed in each direction.*Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., lane closures on Bear Creek Viaduct between exits 43 and 44.*Wednesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., one lane closed southbound on Curtis Creek drawbridge.
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