Pieces of Demolished Wilson Bridge to Find New Home in Bay near Ridge - Southern Maryland Headline News

Pieces of Demolished Wilson Bridge to Find New Home in Bay near Ridge


Now that the original Woodrow Wilson Bridge, that connected Maryland to Virginia across the Potomac River, has been demolished, what to do with all of the remaining debris? The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a plan. 50-foot sections of the bridge will be dropped into the Chesapeake Bay to create an artificial fish reef. The placement of materials will enhance fish habitat within an established artificial reef site in the Chesapeake Bay. The site is located just off of Point No Point in St. Mary’s County. The materials will be deployed off of a football field-sized barge.

Point No Point is located just off the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay in Ridge, MD. Normally, lighthouses are placed at various point of land along a waterway. For example, within southern Maryland we have Point Lookout, Piney Point, Cedar Point, and Cove Point. Since a lighthouse was required near Ridge where there is no point of land, the lighthouse was thus named "Point No Point."

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