mini-business park

Engineers have discovered that the steel piles under the I-495 bridge that has been closed have cracks across the widths of the two concrete footings as result of steel piles having been deformed.

That’s according to the Wilmington News Journal.

Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt also says there is evidence that the structural damage occurred over a shorter period of time noting that it looked much different by Thursday afternoon than it did on Tuesday.

He says it will be weeks to months before the tilted span can be leveled braced and reopened.

The Carvel Hall manufacturing plant is set to become a new mini-business park in Crisfield.

The industrial site consists of 23 acres of land with the plant occupying around 70-thousand square feet.

The Crisfield acquired the land in 2011 when the former property owner gave it to the city.

Bay Associates Environmental Incorporated has been contracted by the town to remove chromium dust from the plant which used to sell tools and cutlery items.

Mayor Percy Purnell WBOC that businesses will be able to move in as early as June.