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W.Va., Md. To celebrate new Potomac span

KEYSER, W.Va. -- West Virginia and Maryland officials will meet along the Potomac River to celebrate the opening of the Keyser-McCoole Memorial Bridge carrying US 220 over the waterway.

West Virginia's first lady, Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, will be on hand this morning for the ribbon cutting on the state's approach to the bridge in Keyser. West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox and his counterparts from Maryland will also attend.

The bridge is being replaced as part of a $24 million joint project between Maryland and West Virginia. The new bridge was constructed adjacent to the old span.

Once traffic is shifted to the new bridge, the old bridge will come down.

 


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