Maryland Officials Worry About Bay Bridge Safety

WASHINGTON - It's almost the time of the year when thousands of Washingtonians start crossing the Chesapeake Bay bridge every weekend to spend some time on Maryland's Eastern shore, but two Maryland lawmakers say they're concerned about the bridge's safety.
Speaking on WTOP's Politics Program with Mark Plotkin, both Maryland House Minority Leader Anthony O'Donnell and Democratic Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk expressed concerns about the bridge's safety.
"It is unsafe, and we know that already," says Pena-Melnyk.
The Maryland Transportation Authority, which runs the bridge, has made some safety upgrades following deadly crashes, but O'Donnell says it's also about the traffic.
"The capacity of that bridge is failing," says O'Donnell.


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