Bestpitch Bridge Closure 1

Barriers block access to the west approach to Bestpitch Bridge in southern Dorchester County.

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council will have a public hearing on Tuesday, August 4, to accept comments from citizens on the possible closure of the Bestpitch Bridge.

The council will have the hearing on 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, in Room 110 of the County Office Building. The hearing is accessible by conference call by dialing 701-802-5222 and entering the pin "873725#" when prompted.

The public can provide comments that will be limited to three minutes per individual. In person public access to the meeting is available but limited due to COVID-19.

Bestpitch Bridge Closure 2

Bestpitch Bridge is seen from the public boat ramp area south of the bridge on the Chicamacomico River.

Bestpitch Bridge Closure 3

A jersey barrier blocks the east approach to the Bestpitch Bridge.

The bridge, which is currently closed due to safety concerns, would require over $80,000 of repairs, and would likely need even more costly piling replacements in an estimated four years, according to Dorchester County Public Works Director Dave Edwards.

Bestpitch Bridge Aerial Photo

An aerial photo shows Bestpitch Bridge in southern Dorchester County.

Council plans hearing on Bestpitch Bridge closure

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