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Old Georgetown Road Pedestrian Bridge Re-Opens

The bridge was closed for a renovation project.

The pedestrian bridge above Old Georgetown Road re-opened today to pedestrian traffic, according to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center director Ken Hartman.

The bridge, which had been closed since April for a renovation project, is boasting a bright new color -- the red that's the signature of downtown Bethesda.

It was previously a blue-green hue.

The 90-foot pedestrian bridge, which crosses above Old Georgetown between Edgemoor and Commerce Lane, connects the Bethesda Place development to the the Metropolitan Apartments, and a public parking garage, among other facilities.

Though it hadn't been structurally unsound, poor drainage caused corrosion on the bridge, which was accelerated by droppings from pigeons roosting in the cladding on the Safeway side, Hartman told Patch in April. The work removed the corrosion and fixed the drainage.

What do you think of the pedestrian bridge's new color? Are you glad to see it back open? Tell us in the comments.

Jonathan Graham November 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Much more vibrant than before. If they keep from growing the nasty vines on the bridge again, it should last much longer!

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