Maryland “Freak State” PING!
It’s a rare example of interstate cooperation???
How many places in America, are there bridges which cross from one state to another? Too numerous to count.
But in those places, haven’t the states involved worked out issues of repair and maintenance for such bridges?
It’s hard to believe cooperation with interstate bridges is so rare.
I stand corrected if it turns out states repeatedly battle over who pays how much for which repairs on such bridges.
Another toll-racket begins.
So Virginia can turn blue even faster.
I have crossed that bridge numerous times over the past 30 years. The major problem isn’t the bridge as much as the approach from Tyson’s corner to the bridge. That, and the drivers whose previous driving experience amounts to driving ox carts through rice paddies...
For a billion dollars, they'd dang well better include a wide sidewalk/bike lane as well, similar to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The American Legion Bridge sails directly over the C&O Canal and towpath and the Capital Crescent trail. It's just plug ugly stupid not to connect. On the Virginia side it should connect to bike friendly streets in McLean with signage to the several trails in that area. A river crossing is too expensive to waste. Get full value. Add a sidewalk/bike lane.
I guess the wealthy members of the swamp won’t ever allow a bridge farther up the Patomac. All the traffic from Gaithersburg and north going to Dulles, etc. would no longer have to get on the beltway at all.
An alternative bridge, say 6 lanes, right over Dan Snyder’s house would solve many of these problems...