FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 25, 2020
Closure is necessary to demobilize construction crane used to set new bridge beams/girders for the Harford Road Bridge Replacement Project
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the Park Access Road in Herring Run Park will temporarily close for several days as part of the Harford Road Bridge replacement project.
Starting on or about Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Park Access Road will be closed to vehicular traffic at the intersection of Harford Road and Argonne Drive. Park Access Road provides entrance into the Hall Springs area of Herring Run Park and will be closed to allow the contractor to dismantle a construction crane that was used to set bridge beams/girders on the new structure. Park Access Road will remain closed through October 2, 2020.
Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns. Additional information about the Harford Road Bridge Replacement Project can be found at harfordroadbridge.com.
Thomas Holdsworth, a professional photographer, and Mayfield resident, generously shared photographs he took of the Harford Road Bridge construction on Monday, August 10, 2020. Friends of Herring Run Parks Board member, Bob Mayes, contributed captions to Mr. Holdsworth's birds eye views. We thank them both.
Looking West at total construction site.
New underpass to Lake Montebello.
Looking north from Mayfield – 5 new girders in place (Aug 9,2020)
View of construction crane with new girders at north end and Hall Springs playground to the left.
Note additional girders on ground beyond crane, three additional to be placed next to the five shown in place.
Note the original pedestrian concrete bridge in the front center after removal to place new center support structure.
Close up of underpass to Lake Montebello.
Special thanks to Tom Holdsworth, a Mayfield neighbor, whose expert photography and drone skills provided these beautiful Images.
Tom Holdsworth's website is https://www.tomholdsworth.com/
Approaching the bridge construction looking north at Harford Road and Herring Run with Hall Springs in the background.
Looking west, south of the stream we see the new underpass providing bike and hiking access to Lake Montebello.
Southwest view of the ongoing concrete pier construction in the stream with Lake Montebello and a distant view of City College.
Cofferdams set to provide dry access to streambed areas for new bridge foundations.
Note, the small existing bridge across the stream is built on the foundations of the first bridge crossing Herring Run before the now removed concrete arch bridge built in 1911.
New concrete foundations ready for roadway construction on south entry to bridge crossing.
Note, blue box structures are filter units for pumping out the cofferdams before re-entering the stream.
Looking north with Morgan University in the distance. Note the bike and hiking paths in the lower right corner leading to the pedestrian bridge across the stream and to Belair Road.
Looking west with distant Montebello Filtration Plant and the Hooper’s playing field in the foreground.
Note Tiffany Run, a small stream coming from the City College area meets Herring Run just beyond the new foundation. Tiffany was damned in 1904 when Lake Montebello was constructed and is essential to the operation of Montebello Filtration Plant.
Right side of photo shows the new foundation with wood forms and steel reinforcing bars, construction trailers and old restroom building beyond.
Note the two walkers heading towards Chesterfield Avenue and Mayfield on the still usable hiking path.