Dover Bridge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the replacement of the Dover Bridge on the Eastern Shore.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Transportation Secretary James Smith will join local residents on Tuesday to break ground on the $64.5 million project.

The bridge carries Route 331 over the Choptank River. It connects Caroline and Talbot counties.

Many local officials from the two counties are scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials are set to announce that the Dover Bridge near Easton will be replaced.

Erin Henson, a spokeswoman with the Maryland Department of Transportation, said Thursday that about $50 million will go toward replacing the bridge, which carries Maryland Route 331.

Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to attend a news conference at the bridge on Friday to announce investments in transportation projects on the Eastern Shore to improve safety and relieve congestion.