Welcome to the 'underpass to nowhere' 20 years after it was planned

Now that the Harford Road Bridge project has been completed, motorists and pedestrians are relieved to know that a failing 1911 structure has been ...

November 30, 2022
4:58 AM

Now that the Harford Road Bridge project has been completed, motorists and pedestrians are relieved to know that a failing 1911 structure has been replaced with a broader, stronger bridge and they can traverse the valley safely. But the new bridge has its share of oddities. For instance, there's a southbound bus-only lane that's unmatched by any northbound equivalent. Then there are the piles of boulders laid underneath the bridge. Running along Herring Run, they have turned parts of a once bucolic stream into an outtake from a Mad Max movie.