Now Curtis Bay Drawbridge is stuck down
The Curtis Bay Drawbridge, whose inner loop portion got stuck in the up position Monday night and forced the closing of a stretch of the Beltway, is now stuck in the down position.
That's good news for motorists, who were able to use the brdige Tuesday, but maybe not so good foor the Maryland Transportation Authority, which expects to have to repair the bridge.
Kelly Melhem said there are no scheduled openings of the drawbridge for maritime traffic for the next three weeks -- giving authority engineers some time to diagnose the problem. Melhem said only one leaf of the four-leaf bridge has been affected, allowing some marine trafic to get through.
The engineers haven't weighed in yet, but it's a good guess that there's going to need to be some serious road work on that relatively lightly traveled stretch of Interstate 695 in the coming months.