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State urged to seek federal funds for American Legion Bridge

Plus: New mural underway on pedestrian walkway in Silver Spring; Maryland sets up $2M COVID-19 vaccine lottery

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State urged to seek federal funds for American Legion Bridge

If the Biden administration and Congress come together on an infrastructure bill, Washington will soon be scouring the nation for aging bridges, ports, highways, rail systems and airports in need of repair.

Increasingly, opponents of Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to widen portions of the Capital Beltway and I-270 are expressing hope that the feds will find a perfect project right in their back yard: the 58-year-old American Legion Bridge, which carries I-495 traffic over the Potomac River between Montgomery County and Fairfax County, Va. [Maryland Matters]

New mural underway on pedestrian walkway in Silver Spring

A group of artists with Chalk Riot, a women-owned business, is creating a mural on the pedestrian walkway on Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring.

The 350-foot-long pavement art features circles and integrated lines inspired by energy and sound waves. [WDVM]

Maryland sets up $2M COVID-19 vaccine lottery

Those who receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland can win cash through drawings that will begin May 25 and continue for 40 days, through July 4.

Those who win will receive $40,000, except the July 4 drawing, which will be offering a grand prize of $400,000. [WTOP]

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