Friday, April 26, 2013
Two vehicles were involved in the crash that snarled Friday afternoon's rush hour traffic.
No one was injured in a two-car crash on the Francis Scott Key Bridge late Friday afternoon that strangled rush hour traffic. At 3:53 p.m., officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police responded to the crash that happened at the top of the span, according to department spokesman First Sgt. Jonathan Green. The crash was contained to the left lane of the northbound section of the span, and traffic was able to get by in the right lane until both lanes were closed to upright a car that flipped on its side and remove it from the bridge, Green said in an email to Patch. A 2004 Ford Explorer and a 2003 Acura sedan were involved in the crash. The Acura slowed because of heavy traffic and was rear-ended by the Explorer, according to …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Key Bridge appears at 3 minutes, 45 seconds.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Maryland's Board of Public Works will determine whether to name the building for an engineer.
One part of the Francis Scott Key Bridge complex may be getting new name. The Baltimore Business Journal first reported that the Maryland Transportation Authority wants to name a building after Walter Woodford, one of the Maryland Transportation Authority's board members. Located at 303 Authority Drive in Dundalk, the structure is currently called the "Francis Scott Key Bridge Engineering/Construction Building." The Maryland Board of Public Works will determine whether to approve the request at an upcoming meeting in Annapolis. According to the April 3 meeting agenda, the Maryland Transportation Authority is asking that structure be called the "Walter E. Woodford Jr. Building." Woodford, who is a professional engineer, has dedicated "six …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Maryland Transportation Authority issued the warning Sunday.
Motorists should use caution on bridges due to high winds, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) said Sunday. Wind warnings were in effect on the Key Bridge as well as the Hatem, Tydings and Bay bridges. The MdTA issues wind warnings when winds are between 30 and 39 mph. People driving motorcycles, vehicles with roof cargo, box trucks or trailers should be extra careful while traveling on bridges during high wind, MdTA advised. On the Key Bridge, the MdTA advised all motorists to use caution due to crosswinds. When driving in wind, experts advise reducing speed, maintaining distance between other vehicles, avoiding debris and keeping two hands on the wheel. In addition to the wind advisories on bridges, a gale warning was in effect …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Maryland Transportation Authority officials are collecting Toys for Tots at designated bridge and tunnel toll lanes.
In a increasingly rushed world, there often doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything on the "To Do" list done. In recognition of that, Maryland Transportation Authority officials are making it easy for you to donate to their annual Toys for Tots drive. You can multi-task on your way to work by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or game at toll facilities operated by the transportation authority. Local motorists can drop off donations at the Francis Scott Key Bridge toll booths from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 7, according to a statement from MDTA. Motorists may also donate toys at the Bay Bridge, the Baltimore Harbor and Fort Mchenry tunnels, the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, the Intercounty Connector …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard handled the Saturday morning call.
A 45-year-old man was rescued from the water Saturday morning after jumping from the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Around 8:26 a.m. a fishing boat found a 45-year-old man in the water near the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Petty Officer John Lindberg, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, said Saturday morning. The boat brought the man to the Fort Armistead Pier where Coast Guard crews met them. The man was suffering from a broken ankle and back pain and Baltimore County emergency medical personnell transported him to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, Lindberg said. "He admitted to jumping off [the bridge]," Lindberg said.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
As Hurricane Sandy arrives in Maryland, more than 24,000 state residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced in a press briefing Monday afternoon. “This is a very, very dangerous storm and she is intensifying at her center,” he said. O'Malley reiterated that trees, poles and power lines will be knocked down. “The main message of the day is to hunker down and to stay inside,” he said. In the half-hour prior the briefing, which began just after 2 p.m., the number of Marylanders without power rose from around 1,000 to more than 24,000, O'Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. One person died in a weather-related car crash in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday, The Washington …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The commemorative buoy on Friday was placed in the approximate spot where Francis Scott Key penned the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
The Francis Scott Key Memorial Buoy may not aid boaters in a navigational sense. But the red, white and blue buoy, now firmly anchored near the Francis Scott Key Bridge, does serve to remind boaters of the historical significance of the spot marked by the floating monument—it gently bobs in the approximate spot where Key penned the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the War of 1812. Traveling across the Key bridge from Dundalk toward Glen Burnie, the buoy is visible over the right side of the span. Each year, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin—a buoy tender also known as the Keeper of the Chesapeake Bay—sets the buoy in a ceremony witnessed by guests invited for the occasion. Placing such a buoy was the idea of …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Maryland Transportation Authority proposal would more double or triple many state tolls by July 1, 2013
(UPDATE 2:06 p.m.) The Maryland Transportation Authority took one step closer toward making it dramatically more expensive to utilize state tunnels and bridges after its board formally recommended Thursday the largest toll increase in state history. Under the proposal, tolls for passenger cars on the Bay Bridge would, beginning Oct. 1, increase from $2.50 to $5 and eventually would increase to $8 on July 1, 2013. In addition, the cost for a one-way toll on the Fort McHenry Tunnel, the Harbor Tunnel and the Key Bridge would jump from $2 to $3 on Oct. 1 and then $4 on July 1, 2013. Other toll increases set for Oct. 1 include the John F. Kennedy Highway and the Hatem Memorial Bridge going from $5 to $6 and the Harry W. Nice Bridge in Southern…