The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) currently is working on a $8.8 million bridge replacement project on MD 39 (Hutton Road) at the crossing of the Youghiogheny River in Crellin, which is in Garrett County. The project is currently 35 percent complete and is expected to be finished by the end of 2021.
Charles Merlo Inc. of Mineral Point, Pa., was awarded the contract.
The purpose of the project is to address the deteriorated condition of the existing bridge in accordance with the goal of keeping Maryland’s Transportation System in a state of good repair.
MDOT SHA is working cooperatively with Garrett County to replace the bridge, which was originally constructed in 1928. Although it has been deemed safe for the traveling public, it is nearing the end of its useful service life. Should the deterioration continue, weight restrictions (reduced loads for trucks) would need to be posted to ensure safety.