Thomas Johnson Bridge Inspection Scheduled for November 3, to November 7

October 31, 2019

Starting Sunday night, November 3, 2019, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin its inspection of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. The inspection will take place Sunday, November 3, through Thursday, November 7, from 9:00 p.m., to 5:00 a.m., the following morning.

During the inspection, crews will close one lane and alternate traffic in the open lane using a flagging operation. Portable variable message signs are placed along area State routes to alert travelers about the work.

Travelers should plan extra travel time to cross the bridge. Drivers are reminded to remain alert when traveling through the work zone.
Real-time traffic and lane closure information is available on

16 Responses to Thomas Johnson Bridge Inspection Scheduled for November 3, to November 7

  1. awe snaps on October 31, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Shut that mofo down man just shut it down it’s rebuild time for that bridge county’s gotta
    Stop the patching cracks idea I’ve fished under that bridge countless times and I know at least 5times I’ve had cement chips fall into my boat from the cheap culk gun cement patch they use and charge the county thousands of tax payers dollars for, yull could at least finish the dang fence on both sides of the bridge to stop people from jumping off but even that would be just to much work , stop spending taxpayer dollars on irrelevant crap and do something right with it

    • county resident on November 1, 2019 at 10:29 am

      Agree 100%! Can you at least finish the fence to stop people from jumping?

    • Gary B on November 1, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      Well said…rebuild the damn bridge, it’s time.

    • Anonymous on November 4, 2019 at 5:24 am

      Yeah, nothing like the Nice bridge that is 40 years older and sees much more traffic than this bridge. Perhaps SHA should stop work on that bridge and the Bay bridge just to “fix” this one for you crybaby knuckleheads that choose to live in Calvert and commute to St Marys.

  2. The REAL Truth on October 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Its gotta be a cost/benefit analysis thing. They inspect this bridge every 2-3 months to see if it can last another 2-3 months. Every quarter of the bridge standing means they do not have to pay to build another one. That savings must outweigh the costs of lawsuits if the bridge collapses and they get sued.

  3. Jack Wagon on October 31, 2019 at 4:21 pm


  4. Youlan on October 31, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    The weather call for tornado tonight. stay clear of the bridge during that time

  5. Cant figure out why on November 1, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I agree, why can’t they rebuild these old bridges? The traffic going across them has more than tripled and it is just going to get worse. I know allot of people who travel that bridge to get to work. I sure hope nothing happens. Not sure why there can’t be a budget to replace them. This bridge has needed to be replaced YEARS ago when the new road was put in to get to it. I also agree with putting a fence up to help stop people from jumping off it.

    • Anonymous on November 4, 2019 at 5:22 am

      With all of the data points that you have, why do people choose to live in Calvert? Sorry, not sorry. People are making a conscious decision to live in Calvert so I don’t want to hear any crying about the bridge.

  6. Lou Man on November 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    A fence wont stop jumpers

  7. bohman on November 1, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    your right it needs rebuilding, but they won’t do anything until its to late

    • helpmecuzz on November 4, 2019 at 7:45 am

      It’s going to take a piece of the bridge to fall into the river for them to wake up hopefully

  8. Anonymous on November 1, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    They need to put reflecting lines for better vision during the rain

  9. somdforever on November 2, 2019 at 10:12 am

    NORMAL bridge inspection cycles in Maryland are every TWO years. MDOT is inspecting this bridge every 2-3 MONTHS! Why? The state has already assigned a “failing grade” to this bridge, yet, all they’ve done for the past 10 years is given lip service for replacing it. They’ve already spent millions of our dollars for “studies and design”, but then try to tell us there’s no money for rebuilding it. Total BS! When that bridge closes, the local economies in this area will tank. Local politicians need to get off their butts and start pounding on some doors in the Annapolis State House.

  10. Lou Man on November 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    They should build another bridge. right next to this one. then tear this one down once the new bridge is finished

  11. amc on November 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Did you read the signs last night, “Bridge inspection tonight … spect delay”. Um!!! Hilarious.