A contractor working on the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge had to be rescued from a catwalk after being hit by a paint can that was being lowered to him Tuesday morning.
The Maryland Transportation Authority on Thursday announced plans to install added safety measures for two-way traffic operations on the Bay Bridge based on a study the agency made last year.
Within the next few years, transportation officials in Maryland will begin determining how much longer the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can wait until a third span is built.
The Maryland Transportation Authority is still investigating whether a tractor-trailer that overturned on the Bay Bridge should have been there in the first place.
Maryland’s Bay Bridge is closed in both directions due to high winds.
The Bay Bridge has closed to traffic because of the high winds of Hurricane Sandy.