Governor Hogan Visits the I-895 Bridge Project.
The governor toured the I-895 Bridge Project to meet and greet work crews responsible for the bridge replacement and Baltimore Harbor Tunnel rehabilitation – the largest and most impactful part of the project. The bridge project is on track to be completed ahead of schedule.
The 60-year old I-895 Canton Viaduct was the only structurally deficient bridge on MDTA’s bridge inventory. I-895 is a major commuter route and is sensitive to construction sequencing.
The existing 3,300 foot long steel girder bridge north of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel crosses nine Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, eight CONSOL Energy tracks, three CSXT tracks, three Canton Railroad tracks, Keith Avenue ramps to/from I-95, Newkirk Street, Holabird Avenue, and Ponca Street. The replacement bridge consists of a 3,155 foot long 19-span straight and curved steel girder bridge and a 130 foot long pile supported retained fill section. The project also includes replacement of the existing Holabird Avenue off-ramp bridge and retained fill section with a 3-span curved steel girder bridge and new retained fill section. The mainline I-895 bridge will be replaced on the existing alignment requiring four stages of construction while maintaining two lanes of traffic in the peak direction and one lane of traffic in the off-peak direction using a moveable barrier system.