Maryland Department of Transportation

Harford municipal, county, state leaders react to potential Chesapeake Bay bridge sites in the county

Harford municipal, county, state leaders react to potential Chesapeake Bay bridge sites in the county

When state Sen. J.B. Jennings first saw a map of potential new Chesapeake Bay bridge routes — including two originating in Harford County — he thought it was a joke.

“I thought somebody took a map and a magic marker and drew a bunch of lines and said, ‘There are the proposed routes,’ ” Jennings, whose district covers western Harford County and eastern Baltimore County, said Wednesday.

The map, based on Maryland Transportation Authority and Federal Highway Administration studies of where a third bay crossing could be located, shows 14 potential crossing sites, marked with orange lines along the length of the estuary.

The map has been circulating on social media around the...

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