The Beall School Road Bridge was officially opened to traffic at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, October 13, 2023 on time and on budget.
Local resident and supporter of the bridge project, Mr. Allen Fisher, was the first individual to drive across the new structure. Fisher was a significant contributor to the project by granting unlimited county access to his property.
“We appreciate Allen and his generosity,” said Tracy Kelley, Garrett County Roads Department Project Coordinator. “Because of Allen’s help, we were able to access the property surrounding the bridge in a timely manner and he really was integral in helping the project along.”
The Beall School Road Bridge project would not have been possible without the generous funding and services provided by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. That organization took charge of the site survey, geotechnical study, and setting points for the footings. Plus, provided assistance with the in-stream work.
Also, a special acknowledgment is extended to Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of the Environment for granting additional time for the in-stream work completion and emphasizing the removal of the culverts as a safety measure for the community.
Last but certainly not least, the county’s bridge and road crew deserve high praise for their dedication and efforts.
To see a video clip of the setting of the Beall School Road bridge, visit https://bit.ly/3M5kRzM
Please contact Tracy Kelley at 301-334-7482 with any questions.