UPDATE 2: FYI, according to Purple Line Transit Constructors, the Talbot Avenue Bridge will close this coming Tuesday (June 4).
A Candlelight Vigil will be held on the Bridge the evening before (Monday, June 3).
UPDATE: This has been postponed until further notice, due to a delay in the demolition schedule.
Demolition is slated to begin this Friday, May 17, 2019. There is a candle light vigil planned for tomorrow night. Here are the details:
From: Talbot Avenue Bridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As many of you know, the Bridge will close for demolition this Friday, May 17 at 7am. The evening before neighbors and friends of the Bridge are invited to an informal gathering on the Bridge to mark this transition. As the sun sets and the candle lights brighten enjoy a final moment in this historic space with other members of our community.
What: Talbot Avenue Bridge Candlelight VigilWhen: Thursday, May 16
7:30-8:00 pm – Gathering time, informal meet & greet, group photos
8:00-8:30 pm – Sharing of reflections and stories related to the Bridge
Bring: Lantern (optional)
Note: It has not yet been confirmed when the Bridge’s demolition will begin, but supposedly community members will be informed in advance. A lot of the demolition is likely to take place late at night, when MARC trains are not running. A large crane will be brought in to hoist the girders which weigh 11,000 lbs each. Interesting factoid: The girders were fabricated from an overturned recycled B&O railroad train turntable.