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June 1, 2011
My associate Jacob Raitt raises an interesting issue in his response to my letter ( Laurel Leader , May 1 9), in which I urged, perhaps too cryptically, the retirement, not the replacement, of the tattered U.S. flags on the Brooklyn Bridge I-95 overpass. I had not known of the provenance of "It's A Grand Old Flag," but now I learn via Wikipedia that composer George M. Cohan had encountered a Civil War veteran who was the custodian of a flag used in battle. It was by then indeed a grand old rag, shot up and faded, and it was definitely once a symbol of the nation, but it was also a precious artifact, never to be flown again.
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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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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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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
Several drivers passing beneath an Interstate 95 overpass near White Marsh got an unwelcome surprise Christmas Eve morning when construction debris fell from the highway, damaging their vehicles. No one was injured in the incident, but four vehicles were damaged, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority, which was conducting the construction. About 8:40 a.m., an MdTA construction crew was cutting metal on the I-95 overpass above Campbell Boulevard, in the Nottingham area of Baltimore County, as part of the authority's ongoing construction of express toll lanes in the area, said Becky Freeberger, a MdTA spokeswoman.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
Several drivers passing beneath an Interstate 95 overpass near White Marsh got an unwelcome surprise Christmas Eve morning when construction debris fell from the highway, damaging their vehicles. No one was injured in the incident, but four vehicles were damaged, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority, which was conducting the construction. About 8:40 a.m., an MdTA construction crew was cutting metal on the I-95 overpass above Campbell Boulevard, in the Nottingham area of Baltimore County, as part of the authority's ongoing construction of express toll lanes in the area, said Becky Freeberger, a MdTA spokeswoman.
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By Douglas Birch | September 2, 2006
A Howard County woman was killed early Friday afternoon after a fall from the Route 100 overpass onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. State police said Ashley Beth Rosenthal, 23, of Ellicott City died at the scene. They were investigating her death as an apparent suicide. According to investigators, the "apparently distraught" woman stopped her vehicle along the shoulder of Route 100 and leapt over the concrete barrier. The woman was hit by a car after the fall.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2012
Traffic was backed up for three and a half miles on southbound I-95 near Washington Boulevard early Monday afternoon, due to a multi-vehicle collision that temporarily left a BMW dangling over the guardrail of an overpass on I-95. As of 2 p.m., the backup was less than two miles long, as cleanup efforts were underway. One of four southbound traffic lanes on I-95 was closed and one of two shoulders was closed. Two people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
All northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Laurel have reopened Sunday evening after a person fell from an overpass onto the roadway earlier in the day, police said. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said a person jumped or fell from the Brooklyn Bridge Road overpass and was fatally injured about 3 p.m. The roadway was shut down for about three hours. Authorities did not immediately have any information on the person who fell or the circumstances. cwells@baltsun.com
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police. No injuries were reported, but vehicles were damaged with dents, scratches and cracked windshields, police said. Police began receiving reports from motorists just before 7 p.m. that rocks were falling from the Hollins Ferry railroad overpass. Officials from the State Highway Administration responded to the scene and helped clear rocks from I-695, which was temporarily closed.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
A Reisterstown man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed on Interstate 795 late Monday night after he appeared to jump from a highway overpass in Owings Mills, according to Maryland State Police. The drivers of the vehicles that struck him did not stop. Troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the highway at Pleasant Hill Road about 11:36 p.m. for reports of a man having jumped from the overpass into oncoming traffic and found Ronnie Sherrod Lewis, 43, fatally injured, police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
All northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Laurel have reopened Sunday evening after a person fell from an overpass onto the roadway earlier in the day, police said. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said a person jumped or fell from the Brooklyn Bridge Road overpass and was fatally injured about 3 p.m. The roadway was shut down for about three hours. Authorities did not immediately have any information on the person who fell or the circumstances. cwells@baltsun.com
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
A Reisterstown man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed on Interstate 795 late Monday night after he appeared to jump from a highway overpass in Owings Mills, according to Maryland State Police. The drivers of the vehicles that struck him did not stop. Troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the highway at Pleasant Hill Road about 11:36 p.m. for reports of a man having jumped from the overpass into oncoming traffic and found Ronnie Sherrod Lewis, 43, fatally injured, police said.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
One man died Thursday morning after the car he was driving on Interstate 95 in Arbutus became airborne and went over a highway overpass, landing on I-195 below and hitting another car, whose driver was also injured. According to the Maryland State Police, Kenneth L. Kirst III, 20, of the 200 block of Spry Island Road in Joppa, was pronounced dead at the scene by Baltimore County emergency medical crew members. Tristan J. Klein, 37, of the 1200 block of Francis Avenue in Arbutus, who was traveling east on I-195, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
After some trouble on the first attempt, the State Highway Administration removed the 300-ton West Nursery Road bridge over the northbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway overnight and reopened the road early Saturday. Crews used hydraulic equipment to lift the bridge deck out of place, after an attempt two weeks ago that failed when the load shifted and the Highway Administration had to assemble a massive crane on the parkway to lift the deck back into place. The parkway reopened at 7:30 a.m. after the bridge was carried several hundred feet north on the parkway, also called Route 295, and dropped off in the median.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2012
Traffic was backed up for three and a half miles on southbound I-95 near Washington Boulevard early Monday afternoon, due to a multi-vehicle collision that temporarily left a BMW dangling over the guardrail of an overpass on I-95. As of 2 p.m., the backup was less than two miles long, as cleanup efforts were underway. One of four southbound traffic lanes on I-95 was closed and one of two shoulders was closed. Two people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2012
Wilkens Avenue at the Baltimore Beltway will be subject to overnight lane closures and shutdowns this week as construction crews erect steel girders for a new interchange bridge, the State Highway Administration said. The state is spending $13 million to replace the obsolete Beltway Inner Loop bridge over Wilkens Avenue, which was built in 1956 and widened in 1963. The project also includes upgrading roadway lighting and installing lighting beneath the bridge; building new sidewalks, curbs and gutters; and widening a small portion of Wilkens Avenue for bicycle traffic.
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April 1, 1994
The state fire marshal's office is investigating the discovery early yesterday of nearly half a dozen Molotov cocktails on the Vollmerhausen Road overpass above Interstate 95 in Guilford.Police believe the glass bottles, which were soaked with a flammable liquid, were left on the overpass by someone who was preparing to throw them at passing vehicles."Obviously, someone doesn't know the seriousness of this," said Sgt. Steven Keller, a spokesman for the Howard County Police Department. "It's more than just a prank."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 25, 1997
The Maryland Stadium Authority has struck an agreement to xTC rent space under the Interstate 395 overpass near Camden Yards for parking during Orioles and Ravens games.In a three-year contract approved yesterday, the authority will pay $22,902.75 to a sister state agency -- the Maryland Transportation Authority -- for the land, which will accommodate 377 parking spaces.The payments represent about half of the revenue the stadium authority will receive from cars parking on the site.Pub Date: 7/25/97
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December 14, 2011
On a recent Saturday morning, I had an opportunity to ride Amtrak north from Baltimore to Philadelphia. I had not been on a train in something like 13 years, and I was interested to see how I would view the places in Harford and Cecil counties along the rail line from a different perspective. Crossing Bush River into Perryman, I was surprised to see very little had changed, or at least I had that feeling. Other than a few new industrial buildings here and there, and some new homes near the water at Forest Greens, the area looked open and much of it is still being farmed.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police. No injuries were reported, but vehicles were damaged with dents, scratches and cracked windshields, police said. Police began receiving reports from motorists just before 7 p.m. that rocks were falling from the Hollins Ferry railroad overpass. Officials from the State Highway Administration responded to the scene and helped clear rocks from I-695, which was temporarily closed.
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