Thurmont is one step closer to turning a rusty bridge eyesore into something more meaningful.
City commissioners have opened a bid for businesses to take on a project to restore the Midland Railroad Bridge that sits just outside the town square.
A public survey released last fall showed that a majority of residents would like to see the weathered bridge re-painted and marked with the town’s name.
Officials hope it won’t just please residents.
“An ugly bridge, it doesn’t really put a good feeling out for tourists. Being able to do this and put the name ‘Thurmont’ across it, it’ll brighten up the area and hopefully hold the structure of the bridge more sound for a longer time,” explained Thurmont Commissioner Wayne Hooper.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held Monday by the city to review specifics about the project.
The meeting will be held at a parking lot located at Boundary Avenue and North Church Street at 10 a.m.