The debate over a second bridge over the Potomac River has raged for more than 50 years with officials from Loudoun County and Montgomery County holding starkly different views on the project.
WASHINGTON — A second bridge over the Potomac River connecting Virginia and Maryland north of Washington will be considered during a meeting between elected officials and transportation planners.
The plan has been debated for more than 50 years, with elected officials in Maryland and Virginia having starkly different views on the plan.
National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board member and Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer said the bridge is his “number one” priority for the Northern Virginia region, and that he thinks there’s a disconnect between Maryland’s Montgomery County’s political class and commuters.
Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said the bridge “will not happen.”
“It is a zombie bridge,” he said. “It just keeps rising from the dead and it’s time to stop.”