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March 16, 2023

Congressman Trone presents $4.8 millioin check to rebuild Fayette Street Bridge

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Maryland Congressman David Trone visited Cumberland Wednesday, bringing with him a $4.8 millioin check in federal funds to build a new Fayette Street Bridge. The Fayette Street bridge, which spans CSX Transportation railroad tracks, was closed in June of 2018 after sustaining considerable damage from a train strike. In attempts to have the bridge rebuilt, a dispute between the city of Cumberland and CSX emerged over ownership of the span. CSX denied owning the bridge, placing the onus on the city to resolve the matter. The city accepted ownership of the bridge late last year enabling Congressman Trone to secure infrastructure funds for the project…

The Fayette Street bridge is one of three bridges on the city’s West Side which are currently closed. The Cumberland Street bridge has been closed since it failed a safety inspection in November of 2017.