Proposal for New, Tolled Potomac River Bridge Has Renewed Life

Loudon Now reports, “Loudoun supervisors are putting plans for a new Potomac River crossing between Leesburg and the American Legion Bridge back on the county’s legislative priority list.” One bridge backer, Maryland Transportation Alliance official Richard Parsons, tells the newspaper that the bridge has no prospect of being built unless it will produce toll revenue. “There’s so much demand for that crossing that the revenues it would produce from even a modest toll would more than pay for the facility,” he says. The report notes, “But while Virginia’s government – including the Loudoun and Fairfax boards of supervisors and Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration – support a new crossing, Maryland leadership isn’t so sure.”