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Current Bridge Details: Built in 1934 Owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Serves as the crossing of U.S. Route 17 Business over the Dismal Swamp Canal/Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake Positioned on regional hurricane evacuation route Two-lane bascule drawbridge operating in conjunction with the Deep Creek Locks Current Bridge Limitations: Considered “functionally obsolete”, meaning the bridge design is not suitable for its current use due to inability to handle current traffic volume, speed, size or weight of vehicles - No safety shoulders -Narrow lanes - Weight restricted -High traffic volumes Limited use for emergency response vehicles and truck traffic due to weight restrictions Peak hour traffic negatively impacts Deep Creek community, including heavy school traffic Requires increasing maintenance and repair work

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